road nationalists). Only through hard work can the masses be mobilized. Only through mobilization can a revolutionary movement gain momentum.
In theory, the social base of Leninism is internationalist. In practice, however, Lenin turned Marxism into a national phenomenon resting primarily on the working class and secondarily on the peasantry, with leadership always coming from the middle-class intellectuals, who form the core of the Communist party. At some unspecified moment in the future, however, Lenin expected communism to become an international reality.
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