Maybe if Nicholas hadn't been so set on rejecting the verdict of 1905, there wouldn't be a Part II to look forward to.
The Days of Freedom could be numbered in days.
What happens when you think victory will be easy, defeat will be catastrophic...and then you start to lose?
When you can't decide whether to cultivate the revolutionary potential of the peasants or assassinate government officials, the SRs say: why not both?
Is the end nigh? Not really. But it will be soon!
If it's not radical and it's not reactionary, it must be liberal.
If your nascent bourgeoisie isn't big enough or rich enough to industrialize your Empire, just call Sergei Witte. He'll know what to do.
Time to start mixing the baking soda and vinegar.
In December 1825, the Decembrists became the Decembrists.
This week, it's nothing less than The Divine Savior vs. The Antichrist
Peter the Great and Catherine the Great made the Russian Empire great.
Two Romes have fallen. The third stands. And there will be no fourth. No one shall replace your Christian Tsardom!
In 1872, the First International fractured into rival camps led by Marx and Bakunin.
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According to Lenin, Karl Marx was, "the genius who continued and consummated the three main ideological currents of the 19th century, as represented by the three most advanced countries of mankind: classical German philosophy, classical English political economy, and French socialism combined with French revolutionary doctrines in general.?
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In 1864, a group of working men formed an international association called The International Working Men's Association.