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Arms and the People: Popular Movements and the Military from by Mike Gonzalez, Houman Barekat

By Mike Gonzalez, Houman Barekat

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Looking at quite a number international ancient stories, Arms and the People examines the connection among mass hobbies and armed forces associations. a few argue that it's very unlikely to accomplish and defend a revolution with no the aid of the military, yet how can the aid of the military be gained? Arms and the People explores the impression of profound social polarization at the inner team spirit of the state's "armed our bodies of men" and at the contested loyalties of soldiers.

The diverse individuals study a chain of ancient moments within which a predicament within the army establishment has mirrored a deeper social main issue which has penetrated that establishment and threatened to disable it.With more than a few foreign participants who've both studied or been at once inquisitive about such social upheavals, Arms and the People is a pioneering contribution to the examine of innovative swap and may entice scholars and lecturers in background, politics, and sociology.

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That enabled the right wing of the party, especially in the early war years, to bring the party at all levels under their control. Control of the widely read party newspaper Vorwärts had been removed from the party’s left wing by the military authorities and the SPD leadership acting together. The spokesman of the revolutionary shop stewards, Richard Müller, who in 1917−18 worked as a lathe operator in AEG, one of the largest metal factories in Berlin, was drafted into the army after the strikes of April 1917 and January 1918, while others, like Kostja and Maxim, the sons of Clara Zetkin, lost their lives at the front.

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Lousie Heenan, Russian Democracy’s Fatal Blunder: The Summer Offensive of 1917, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1987. 34. Ferro, ‘The Russian soldier in 1917’, p. 510. 35. Allan Wildman, ‘Officers of the general staff and the Kornilov movement’, in E. R. Frankel, J. Frankel and B. , Revolution in Russia: Reassessments of 1917, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. 36. Leon Trotsky, History of the Russian Revolution, available at the Marxist Internet Archive. 37. The British liaison officer General Knox was given a spuriously accurate figure of 84,949 members of committees on the South-Western Front alone.

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