The Russian Revolution Ninety Years After
Against The Current vol. 131

Mandel, David
Date Written:  2007-11-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2007
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13340

The October Revolution of 1917 in Russia was the most influential political event of the 20th century. But since history is written by the victors, it is not well known that October was the opening shot of a vast and powerful challenge to capitalism that swept the industrial world and had strong echoes in colonial countries. Between 1918 and 1921 union membership and days lost in strikes everywhere reached new heights, while the ranks of the revolutionary wing of the socialist movement swelled.

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