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by stockwellpete
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 13788

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

Yes, bolsheviks needed people for their take of power. Once in power, this 1st government didn't live long. But it was the Left SR's who broke the coalition because they were opposed to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk that had been negotiated with the Germans. They started to shoot leading Bolsheviks, ...
by stockwellpete
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: Period movies/tv-series
Replies: 39
Views: 12654

Re: Period movies/tv-series

Putin charge Trotsky for he wants all chiefs of Russia be untouched, the Tsar, Lenin, Stalin, Putin,.. while he says revolutions are bad, because Putin fears a revolution against himself. Yes, Putin is every much an autocrat as the Tsar or Stalin so it suits him to malign the October Revolution. I ...
by stockwellpete
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 13788

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

It has to do with bolshevik doctrine: for them, paesants count for nothing, like you say, despite there were many more paesant soviets (which were workers) than industrial or army soviets. So, for the bolsheviks this is the dictatorship of industry over people. It is not true that the peasants coun...
by stockwellpete
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: Period movies/tv-series
Replies: 39
Views: 12654

Re: Period movies/tv-series

Piffle.

Here is a recording of Lenin denouncing anti-Semitism and some film of him too . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj7iRwzX-A0
by stockwellpete
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: Period movies/tv-series
Replies: 39
Views: 12654

Re: Period movies/tv-series

While I do not share the same theoretical positions as wsws with regard to the Soviet Union under the rule of the tyrant Stalin, I think they are basically on the money with this very disparaging review of what seems to be a disgraceful portrayal of Trotsky . . . "The series is an exhibition of...
by stockwellpete
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 13788

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

There is little doubt that the Soviet regime was much less democratic than it had been in October 1917. The real question is why this was. Right wing historians and some on the centre and left, including the anarchists so beloved of ERISS, argue that this was an evitable consequence of Bolshevik doc...
by stockwellpete
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: Russian Civil War bibliography
Replies: 70
Views: 38910

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Three books that celebrate the centenary of the Russian Revolution on October 25 . . ,

China Mieville: October: The Story of the Russian Revolution, 2017
Tariq Ali: The Dilemmas of Lenin, 2017
Neil Faulkner: A People's History of the Russian Revolution, 2017
by stockwellpete
Mon May 01, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Good Reads?
Replies: 11
Views: 3145

Re: Good Reads?

Anything by Christopher Hill or Brian Manning are worth reading even though their books are getting quite old now. More recent is a book by John Rees on the Levellers that I will be purchasing shortly . . .

https://www.versobooks.com/books/2129-t ... revolution
by stockwellpete
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: España 1936
Topic: The Republicans
Replies: 24
Views: 27691

Re: The Republicans

Funny how the trotskits advocate what they destroyed when they had power, acting like, and even worst than the Madrid governement. Do as we tell, not like we did. Anarchists, Durruti, in Spain: Yes! Makhnovists in Ukraine: No. You may ask for being included in the beta forum, where there is some ma...
by stockwellpete
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: España 1936
Topic: The Republicans
Replies: 24
Views: 27691

Re: The Republicans

Actually, if you can restate you ideas of the war in game terms, your ideas might me available for modding. For instance, explain how these potential forces impact units, leaders, income and tactics? I think you would need someone with a great deal of very detailed knowledge of the civil war, both ...
by stockwellpete
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Ageod Announces English Civil War!
Replies: 33
Views: 23182

Re: Ageod Announces English Civil War!

It is the declaration of lex tallionis, so he is in some way represented. As soldier he wasn't so relevant to be represented. Only most important leaders are, to avoid have more leaders than units. I was thinking more along the lines of political events really, a bit like in "Revolution Under ...
by stockwellpete
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: English Civil War
Topic: Ageod Announces English Civil War!
Replies: 33
Views: 23182

Re: Ageod Announces English Civil War!

Excellent news. I shall definitely be getting this one. The colours and the design look fabulous. Is "Freeborn John" (Lilburne), a famous Leveller going to be in it? And Gerard Winstanley and the Diggers ("True Levellers")?
by stockwellpete
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: Russian Civil War bibliography
Replies: 70
Views: 38910

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

And I found this at the back of my cupboard the other day - "Lenin: The Novel" by Alan Brian, which was written in 1987. First class novel if I recall correctly and candidate to be read again this centenary year! :D
by stockwellpete
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: Russian Civil War bibliography
Replies: 70
Views: 38910

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

This looks good. An account of the life of a Bolshevik oppositionist who eventually perished in Stalin's purges.

http://socialistreview.org.uk/417/alexa ... -bolshevik
by stockwellpete
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 13788

Trotsky derides the anarchists!

"The bourgeoisie says: don’t touch the state power; it is the sacred hereditary privilege of the educated classes. But the Anarchists say: don’t touch it, it is an infernal invention, a diabolical device, don’t have anything to do with it. The bourgeoisie says, don’t touch it, it’s sacred. The ...
by stockwellpete
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: España 1936
Topic: The Republicans
Replies: 24
Views: 27691

Re: The Republicans

Another very important "what if" is what might have happened had the anti-fascist forces been able to fight a revolutionary war for much longer than the first year or so of the conflict. Both the anarchist CNT and the socialist POUM had been enthusiastic supporters of the social revolution...
by stockwellpete
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 13788

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

ERISS is right, Lenin believed only special political elites could effectively lead and be admitted into the party, No, he didn't. The Bolshevik party was a mass working class party at the time of the October revolution in 1917. It was also a very democratic political organisation. The "elitis...
by stockwellpete
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: PON Technical Support / Aide Technique
Topic: Unable to launch game . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: Unable to launch game . . .

It was a Microsoft Direct X issue. I needed to upgrade it and now the game works properly. Thanks.
by stockwellpete
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: AGEOD Webshop
Topic: War of the Roses
Replies: 15
Views: 44819

Re: War of the Roses

The problem about the Wars of the Roses is that it wasn't really a territorial struggle in the way that a majority of AGEOD games are. It was a dynastic one spread over thirty odd years and the key factor was which faction won the battle and which royals/leading nobles survived or were killed, not w...
by stockwellpete
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 13788

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

He believed in the power of a government class over soviets, he was for power of a party over people, what he did. He lied when he was suddenly telling the countrary of his party, when he went to the anarchist "All power to the soviets/No power over the soviets", as he took the soviet pow...
by stockwellpete
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 13788

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

Yes, it's a quote from Lenin in March 1917, who had never believed in the power of soviets. He suddenly took the anarchist speeches when he saw he could gain the power (anarchists were the sole to believe in the people soviets power since the start, 1905 and before, and even in the end when bolshev...
by stockwellpete
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 13788

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

That's bolsheviks who, to take the power, ignored the historical contexts and situated themselves badly. They took the place of bourgeois to build their 'worker state' republic, and so had to soon act like them. Few years after nice speaches of Lenin (I hear violins here..), he had made the total r...
by stockwellpete
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: Russian Civil War bibliography
Replies: 70
Views: 38910

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Nikolai Sukhanov's memoirs "The Russian Revolution 1917: A Personal Record". He was a Social Revolutionary who joined the Mensheviks in 1917 and he provided a very honest account of the revolutionary period. WH Chamberlin's two volumes of the "Russian Revolution" (1935) are still...
by stockwellpete
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: Russian Civil War bibliography
Replies: 70
Views: 38910

Re: Russian Civil War Bibliography

I often refer to this Trotsky writings, mainly this excerpt [that I edited a little to be more readable], when I say that he saw the stalinism in leninism, 31 years after Bakunin already did saw it in marxism: Leon Trotsky Our Political Tasks (1904) . . . Bottom of: http://www.marxists.org/archive/...
by stockwellpete
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: PON Technical Support / Aide Technique
Topic: Unable to launch game . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: Unable to launch game . . .

Pocus wrote:Hello there!

For installations issues, you can seek advices from the HelpDesk here: support@slitherine.co.uk


Thank you.
by stockwellpete
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: WIA Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Lost details of this game . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 1682

Re: Lost details of this game . . .

Pocus wrote:Hello again,

same as with the other post, installations issues or lost registration keys, you can get help from the Slitherine Helpdesk.


Ok, thank you.
by stockwellpete
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: RUS 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 13437

Re: RUS 2?

I agree that this is a superb game - I have just started playing it again after a long break. The first time round I didn't really get a firm grip of it, but I am now starting to really appreciate the depth of the game. Has it reached the end of its development cycle now, or are there still things t...
by stockwellpete
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 13788

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

You can remove Victor Serge books, he tells here many lies on his own past (evidences are in his past writings in anarchist papers, where he already shown not being very sincere*), surely to not being shot by his bolshevik friends and keep his warm new job, so his writings are very doubtful, seemin...
by stockwellpete
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 67
Views: 13788

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

For what it is worth I recommend A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution. New York: Viking, 1997 as a source to weigh the debate which has been ongoing in this thread. Many events are yet to be definitive in what actually happened despite so much time and documentation. This source ...

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