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Lecture 6A, 6B, with Class Readings

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Lecture 6A, 6B, with Class Readings HIS 121

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Russian Revolution and A contemporary peace. Includes notes from Readings and All Quiet on the Western Front
United States History 1914-1945
Lacey Sparks
WWI, Woodrow Wilson, Russian Revolution, Week 6A, 6B, history
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Date Created: 03/03/16
Week 6 Notes: Russian Revolution: A Lasting Consequence of WWI Russo-Japanese War and Revolution of 1905  Russia Lost (humiliating)  Cause Russian Revolution (peasants turned against landlords)  Before WWI, Russia trying to recover from 1905  Tzar Nicholas II o Granted Constitution to Russia o Parliament called Duma o Attempted to satisfy popular demand  Russia trying to become dominant, 2x size of US o Appealed to religion as support o Stressed nationalism  Russia had biggest size army  Still poor: 80% lived in peasant villages  Standard of living is lox  When war comes, men leave, since Russia is poor, even harder than Marie and Paul’s situation  Women demonstrated bread and peace Petragrad 1917  Lennin o Socialist o April Theses: Russia is in imperialist war and called for end of war and immediate satisfaction  Russia announced Democrat but still in war  Demanded abdication of war 1917  1917- street gatherings, start of Revolution  Archbishops blessing women soldiers  Alexander Karensky- vowed to keep Russia in war; head of provisional government  Bolshevic supporters storm Winter Palace to overthrow provisional Government to make if Communist  Lenin and Trotsky leaders of Communist party  Had to fight “Civil War” (disorganized)  US and Allies intervene 1918  Bolshevea wins  Successful propaganda “Beat Whites with Red Wedge”  Lenin hope workers stop fighting other countries workder  Stalin is successor  Communist regime and permanent war between workers, proletariats until Capitalism was destroyed  Split between Capitalist and Communist Soviet Union Readings: The ABC of Communism: Bukharin and Preobrazensky  Inevitable for imperialist policy cause nations collision  War caused by workers “fraud” which was necessary to enable bourgeoisie to force soldiers to battle  To say some imperialists are either “aggressive” or “defensive” is to fool workers  Powers begun with aggressions upon lesser people  Capitalists hoped to subject warld to financial capital of their country  World suffered from few capitalist crimes  British and French natives and colonies suffer  Imperialist war is different from other wars because of – devastating effects and every country is engaged  Previously Bourgeoisie could carry them by providing funds  WWI affected so much, money did nothing  Essential for factories to devote to war  Greatest hope of victory who best funded factories  State capitalism uniting and organizing bourgeoisie weakened the working class, turning them to white slaves o Deprived right to strike o Anyone against war was traitor o Forbiddent to transfer enterprises  Capitalism let to war between classes because lack of resources  Opressed v.s. opressors= civil war due to revolutions  Civil war opened by revolution of other countries Class Notes: All Quiet on the Western Front  Even hospitals are harsh and have suffering  Soldiers being mistreated/ subject to experimentation  Paul is shocked at hospital treatment  Paul had more issues coming back home because of lack of life prior to war unlike older men  Death room=”special care” room where soldiers go to die  Boots serve as a memory  Paul realizes that leaders send poor people to fight in the name of nationalism  Nationalism is no longer important and more on self-survival  Quality and quantity of food are low/drastic effects  Soldiers last to get food  Not as much food being sent from home like Marie  Germany running out of supplies  Russia POW’s starving  WWI = War of attrition, who can wear out the other faster  Paul has lost his best friend Kat  “final piece of the puzzle” since war has changed him  Dies right before the war ended on what was called All Quiet on the Western Front, no one had moved that day  Pauls individuality is lost


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