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    The Russian Revolution in October 1917 was one of the world shattering events of the twentieth century. Its far-reaching trajectory caused ripples and waves internationally and nationally, pushing aside the old order as it sought to ground the principles and dynamics of the new socialist state. Changes were both immediate and also aimed at a longer term future – rapidly implemented,deferred,revised and discarded as the force of circumstances demanded on questions of the economy,politics,social and cultural issues,nationalities and minorities and foreign policy within and beyond Europe. By July 1924 Trotsky was already noting, with some prescience, “what is most surprising […]
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