March 3, 2012

How Lenin Pushed for Brest-Litovsk

Frank Smitha, Microhistory

In January 1918, the long-awaited Constituent Assembly convened. Those supporting Lenin and the Bolsheviks were a minority in the Assembly, and, after the Assembly's first day, Soviet militiamen with bayonets dispersed the gathering. Lenin defended the move by saying that "the people" would soon realize that the Constituent Assembly opposed their interests and that by abolishing the Assembly the Bolsheviks were fulfilling their goal of "All power to the Soviets."


The Bolsheviks were still extending their rule to areas distant from the capital. In February, the Bolsheviks won a majority of the votes in the provincial capital of Archangel, where Allied ships were docked, while elsewhere in the province they won only 22 percent of the vote against 63 percent for the...

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TAGGED: World War I, Germany, Russia


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May 7, 2012
Lusitania's Final, Fateful Voyage
Vincent Kan, First World War
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May 7, 2012
Ammo Found Vindicates German Claims
Sam Greenhill, Daily Mail
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May 4, 2012
China Recoils at Versailles' Ill-Treatment
Peter Richards, China Now
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