Party, State, and Society in the Russian Civil War Explorations in Social History by William G. Rosenberg

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  • European history (ie other than Britain & Ireland),
  • Social history,
  • 20th century,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
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  • Russia,
  • Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union

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/ Party, State, and Society in the Russian Civil War: Explorations in Social History. Indiana University Press, p. Indiana University Press, p. The origins of the Russian civil war can be found in the desacralisation of the tsarist autocracy that took place in the years before the First World War.

War, geopolitics and the prolonged crisis beginning in shaped the emerging Bolshevik party-state, which differed radically from the utopian views of the commune state that Lenin had Cited by: 1. Hungry Moscow: Scarcity and Urban Society in the Russian Civil War, New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Brovkin, V. Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War: Political Parties and Social Movements in Russia, – Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ———. The Bolsheviks in Russian Society: The Revolution.

The Russian Civil War (Russian: Гражданская война в России, tr. Grazhdanskaya voyna v Rossii) was a multi-party civil war in the former Russian Empire immediately after the two Russian Revolutions ofas many factions vied to determine Russia's political : 7 November and Society in the Russian Civil War book 25 October /16 June.

This book is a well researched book on the Russian Civil War. However, the glory of the book is that it starts off reading like a novel and never stops reading like novel. It Cited by: Book Reviews Diane P.

Koenker, William G. Rosenberg et Ronald G. Suny, éd. Party, State, and Society in the Russian Civil War: Explorations in Social History Jean-Guy Lalande PDF Published Issue No 50 () Section Book Reviews Language English Author: Jean-Guy Lalande. Jonathan D. Smele teaches Russian and European History at Queen Mary, University of London and has published extensively on the Russian revolutions and civil wars.

For a decade, he was Editor of the journal Revolutionary Russia. His most recent work is the two-volume Historical Dictionary of the 'Russian' Civil Wars, /5(21). Russia’s October Revolution of produced a civil war between the Bolshevik government and a number of rebel armies.

This civil war is often said to have started inbut bitter fighting began in Although most of the war was over byit took until for the Bolsheviks, who held the industrial heartland of Russia from the start, to crush all opposition. Of the numerous books and articles published on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, S.

Smith’s book Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis stands out as one of the most comprehensive and informative treatises of that period. In this ambitious volume, Smith, a major historian of Russia, sets out to.

The Soviets' civil war mythology presented the conflict as a heroic story about workers and peasants defeating the combined forces of upper-class Russian reactionaries and Western : Cathy Young.

The Russian Civil War was to tear Russia apart for three years – between and The civil war occurred because after Novembermany groups had formed that opposed Lenin’s Bolsheviks. These groups included monarchists, militarists, and, for a short time, foreign nations.

Collectively, they were State as the Whites while the Bolsheviks. The Communist Party of the Soviet Union arose from the Bolshevik wing of the Russian Social Democratic Workers’ Party (RSDWP).

The Bolsheviks, organized inwere led by Vladimir I. Lenin, and they argued for a tightly disciplined organization of professional revolutionaries who were governed by democratic centralism and were dedicated to achieving the dictatorship of. 7 I have in mind works such as Evan Mawdsley’s The Russian Civil War (Boston, ); Vladimir N.

Brovkin, Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War: Political Parties and Social Movements in Russia, – (Princeton, ); and W. Party Lincolns Red Victory’ (New York, ). 8 See, for instance, Jonathan Smele, Civil War in Siberia File Size: KB.

Seeds of conflict. Russia’s disastrous performance in World War I was one of the primary causes of the Russian Revolution ofwhich swept aside the Romanov dynasty and installed a government that was eager to end the fighting.

The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk () whereby Russia yielded large portions of its territory to Germany caused a breach between the. Civil War broke out in Russia in late after the Bolshevik Revolution. The warring factions included the Red and White Armies.

The Red Army fought for the Lenin’s Bolshevik government. The tragedy of the civil war is precisely that the impact of the war and isolation on Russian society increasingly reduced the scope of political decisions and choices available. The Bolsheviks’ politics and organisation, and the conviction of the mass of workers and peasants in Russian society in the project they were embarked on, enabled.

The Russian Revolution took place induring the final phase of World War removed Russia from the war and brought about the transformation of the Russian Empire into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), replacing Russia’s traditional monarchy with the world’s first Communist state.

Refugees fleeing the Civil War (), and prisoners working at Belbaltlag, a camp for building the White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal (from the documentary film Baltic to White Sea Water Way, Central Russian Film and Photo Archive) ().The October Revolution, then, produced a highly militarized version of socialism, one in which state control and violence became fundamental.

The Soviet state developed by the Bolsheviks and consolidated in the early s was clearly shaped by the brutalising experiences of the First World War and the civil war. Throughout the civil war, the Bolshevik state firmly asserted its right to the monopoly of violence in the territory it controlled, attempting to create order out of the.

The Russian Revolution was a period of political and social revolution across the territory of the Russian Empire, commencing with the abolition of the monarchy inand concluding in after the Bolshevik establishment of the Soviet Union at the end of the Civil on: former Russian Empire.

The Finnish Civil War was a civil war in Finland in fought for the leadership and control of Finland during the country's transition from a Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire to an independent state.

The clashes took place in the context of the national, political, and social turmoil caused by World War I (Eastern Front) in war was fought between the Location: Finland. WBO Student Loading. In the Russia ofit appeared that Marx’s dreams were to become reality.

After a politically complicated civil war, Tsar Nicholas II, the monarch of Russia, was forced to abdicate the throne that his family had held for three centuries. Vladimir Ilych Lenin, a Russian intellectual revolutionary, seized power in the name of the Communist.

There is an immense historiography of excellent works on the revolution and civil war. Browder, Robert and Kerensky, Alexander provide a remarkable document collection in the three large volumes of The Russian Provisional Government, (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, ) while the first two volumes of Wade, Rex A., Documents of Soviet History (Gulf Breeze, FL:.

The October Revolution of saw the overthrow of Kerensky’s Provisional Government and laid the foundations for the world’s first Communist state; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Seizing power through the revolution were the Bolsheviks, a faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, led by Vladimir Lenin.

Paving the way for the. The nation witnessed tectonic shifts on the eve of the Civil War, and during the civil-rights era, the unrest of the late nineteen-sixties Author: Robin Wright. Party, State and Society in the Russian Civil War - Koenker.

Labour in the Russian Revolution - G. Shkliarevsky. Lenin: A Political Life, 3 Vols. - R. Service. The Economic Organisation of War Communism - Malle.

Bread and Justice; State and Society in Petrograd - M. McAuley. The Russian Revolution - R. Pipes. Resolutions and Decisions.

The Spanish Civil War and the Popular Front By Ann Talbot 26 January Below is the text of a lecture delivered at a summer school of the Socialist Equality Party held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Boris Kustodiev's painting "Bolshevik," depicting a revolutionary with the red flag, glaring at an Orthodox Christian church.

In his article "Socialism and Religion", Lenin explained the Social Democratic Labour Party's attitude towards religion in general and the Russian Orthodox Church in particular. The book states that all of human history is based on the conflict between the bourgeoisie (those who own the means of production) and the proletariat (working class), and predicted that the proletariat would rise up in a violent revolution to overthrow the bourgeoisie and create a society with an equal distribution of goods and services.

The White Army was made up of everyone else in Russia included support from many foreign countries like the US. The civil war was deadlier than the previous revolutions (, March, Bolshevik): about 15 million people died during the 3 year war (fighting, famine, and the flu).

The Red Army was victorious, but Russian was in ruins. Reason Two: The Russian Revolution, culminating in the conquest of political power by the Bolshevik Party in Octobermarked a new stage in world history. The overthrow of the bourgeois. The Role of the Anarchists in the Russian Revolution and Civil War, A Case Study in Conspiratorial Party Behavior during Revolution.

Ph.D. diss., Columbia University. Goldman, Emma. Vladimir Lenin and his supporters overthrew the Russian government inthen forcibly reorganized the Russian empire into the world’s first socialist state.

This revolution unleashed a civil war that killed 10 million people. The Bolsheviks won, consolidated their power, and established a Soviet state that slaughtered another 50 million.

The hope of a shift towards “liberal” democracy in Russia further encouraged the formation of new political and civil society groups, such as the political party Women of Russia, gender research groups, and non-governmental organisations.

Liberal hopes of democracy and Westernised feminism were soon to wane. Silber has done extensive research on the Civil War over more than two decades and has written several books on the subject, including Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War (), Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War (), and most recently, This War Ain’t Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America.

All civil and military leaders, even at the lower levels of society, were required to have membership within the party. Bremer elaborates, "Many people had joined the party because it was often the only way to get a job as a teacher or civil servant or because the person or a family member had been coerced.".

On the Front Lines of the GOP's Civil War Ina group of Republicans broke ranks with their party to try to stop Donald Trump from winning the presidency. Now they’re rallying once more to. The Spanish Civil War (Part Five, "Inside the Revolution"), a six-part documentary produced by BBC-Granada, Ltd.

This series is by far the best visual presentation of the Spanish Civil War I have seen and contains an enormous amount of original oral history. It is a primary source for material on the subject. Civil War. The Russian Civil War was a series of military conflicts in the territory of the Russian Empire between the beginning of the Russian Revolution in and the crash of the last large-scale anti-Soviet peasant revolts in was a major political party in early 20th century Russia and a key player in the Russian Revolution.

The. Elsewhere in society the Fascist Party failed to display a true totalitarian outlook. The state didn’t take over the radio until and it was still possible for the Italians to tune in to either Swiss or Vatican radio stations, though this wasn’t a burning issue due to the paucity of radio ownership amongst the population.First published on November 7, Related: The Roots of Russia: From the Early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow (part 1); A Superpower Rises: Foundation of the Russian Empire (part 2), The Road to the Revolutions (part 3) Introduction.

Part 3 of this series set out the political, economic and intellectual context leading to the Russian Revolutions.

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