Bolsheviki Foes of All Imperialism

  • Eric Homberger
  • John Biggart


The effect of Bolshevik propaganda is always the same — against Imperialism. The best proof of this fact is that the first act of the Ukrainian Bolsheviks was to repudiate the treaty secretly concluded between the bourgeois Ukrainian Rada and the German Imperial Government.1 And the best proof that Germany opposed and opposes the Bolshevik idea is that Imperial Germany attacked the Finnish revolutionists, and is now fighting on the side of the Finnish White Guard and the Ukrainian Rada against both Bolshevik parties, as well as ceaselessly intriguing in Russia proper to destroy the Workmen’s and Peasant’s Government. If there is any truth in the news of a Russian counter-revolution, it may be directly blamed to German instigation.


European History Good Proof Russian Revolution Peace Conference Bitter Disappointment 
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  1. 1.
    See Richard Pipes, The Formation of the Soviet Union (Cambridge, Mass., 1954).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    On the negotiations with Germany and the disagreements within the Bolshevik leadership, see J. W. Wheeler-Bennett, Brest-Litovsk: The Forgotten Peace. March 1918 (London, 1966 edn).Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Homberger
    • 1
  • John Biggart
    • 2
  1. 1.University of New HampshireUSA
  2. 2.University of East AngliaUK

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