The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

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The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

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The first six chapters of this book give a general survey of the forces that underlay the Revolution. The following six chapters deal with the events in the thirty months preceding it. The last four chapters cover the Revolution proper and its possibilities.

As this book is being completed, the clash between the Provisional Government and the Council of Workmen's and Soldiers' Deputies, forecast in the concluding chapter, has occurred. It came through the Council's increasing assumption of supreme power. At an extraordinary session of the Duma several leading members made desperate appeals to the radicals to come to their senses and save the new Russia from disintegration. Still the Council continued its visionary activities, calling for an international conference of Socialists to discuss peace terms. Discipline in the army began to decline at an alarming rate, threatening a dissolution of the country's fighting forces. General Kornilov resigned in protest from the post of Petrograd commandant upon finding that the Council was interfering with his duties. Generals Brusilov and Gurko requested . . .

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