Anti-Bolshevism, Smearing, and Forgery
This chapter talks about how expansion abroad had seemed to be both a rhetorical commitment and a strategic priority for the Bolshevik movement. The seizure of power in Russia was the first stage in a global revolution that would witness the end of warring nationalities and a global peace forged through an interconnected series of proletarian revolutions. To this end, in March 1919 the Bolsheviks established the Third, or Communist, International, as a tool for coordinating the activities of vanguard revolutionary parties throughout the world. This seemed to be a practical necessity as much as an ideological commitment, for Russia had only a tiny urban proletariat and a relatively small manufacturing base and was vulnerable to capitalist invasion.
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