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Research note on the USSR & the Cold War

I wrote this up in order to consolidate a few threads that have been dragging behind me for a while. I’m still far from being able to demonstrate all of this satisfactorily, and it’s undoubtedly wrong in some areas since this is constructed entirely from memory of sources I read (some of them years ago), but with those caveats in mind I decided to post it here as a kind of signpost of where I am in regards to the question of the USSR and the Cold War. 642 more words

New York State High School Uses Trump, Mussolini, Hitler to Teach Fascism Lesson

Authored By Andrew West March 22, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://constitution.com/new-york-state-high-school-uses-trump-mussolini-hitler-teach-fascism-lesson/

In the case of President Donald Trump, it seems that his opponents are relying only on their unhealthy obsession with history’s greatest villains to defame the leader of the free world.

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stalin poster of the week: we are warmed by stalin's affection, 1949

Stalin poster of the week is a weekly excursion into the fascinating world of propaganda posters of Iosif Stalin, leader of the USSR from 1929 until his death in 1953. 654 more words


Stalin and the Scientists

Title:                      Stalin and the Scientists

Author:                 Simon Ings

Ings, Simon (2017). Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph And Tragedy, 1905-1953. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press… 1,459 more words

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Revolution: Russian Art at the Royal Academy

Running until April 17, 2017 an interesting and extensive exhibition at the Royal Academy Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 focuses on the period of Russian history which ended Tsarist rule. 249 more words


The Bolsheviks before Lenin's arrival in Petrograd

Of the two factions of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers‘ Party, it was the Mensheviks who at first profited most by the February revolution. As in 1905, the promise of constitutional government seemed to justify their program and gave them the advantage over the Bolsheviks. 2,085 more words

A New Face in the Snakepit (14)

XIV. Everything had worked as Stalin expected, but Stalin was surprised by the fierceness of the German attack: in a matter of weeks, the Soviet forward armies, caught in their offensive stance and unprepared for defense, were surrounded and destroyed piecemeal: millions of Soviet soldiers were taken prisoners, and vast regions were occupied by Axis troops. 552 more words