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10 Lesser-Known Facts About The Russian Revolution That Put It Into Context

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In 2017, the Russian Revolution celebrated it's centennial. Despite the massive impact it had on the world, Russian Revolution history, even at it's most basic (such as the Russian Revolution timeline), elude many casual observers. Since the success of the revolution, "communist" has been something of a catchall phrase for red-blooded capitalists looking to blame others for undermining the foundation of society. Surely, you can blame the Russian Revolution for likes of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

What began as a demonstration for bread evolved into 75 years of "communist" rule that altered the course of world history. Lesser known Russian Revolution facts are mind-blowing when you consider their impact on history. Through the decades, many have asked how a movement intended to emancipate humanity from the yoke of tyranny took so many  wrong turns and caused so much suffering throughout the Soviet empire. This sentiment was reflected by Irving Berlin when he quipped, "The world would not be in such a snarl, had Marx been Groucho instead of Karl."

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