Significance of WW1 for Russia: Study Guide

Overview and study guide
During the Cold War, the debate about the nature and origins of the 1917 Communist Revolution was particularly heated. The Capitalist West was eager to discredit the origins of the USSR, and the USSR was equally determined to romanticise them.
Since the end of the Cold War, the debate has continued to rage between Left- and Right-Wing historians.

  • On the Left, a defence of the Bolshevik revolution is important as a defence of socialism itself.
  • On the Right, the demonization of the same event is central to discrediting socialist ideology.

The Coursework assignment: “Analyse the significance of World War One for Russia”

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