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The First World War and the End of Tsarism

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James D. White has reminded us how appalled Lenin was when, by voting in favour of war credits in August 1914, most of Europe’s social-democratic parliamentarians made it easier for their countries to fight one another.1 In a way, however, these parliamentarians advanced the socialist cause. Four empires disappeared at the end of World War I. One of them, the Russian, re-emerged under a socialist regime. Would that regime have arrived so soon without the war? What part did World War I play in the fall of tsarism?

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Factory Worker Physical Displacement Patriotic Culture Eastern Front Soviet Scholar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Newcastleupon-TyneUK

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