Category Archives: FED/FAQ

A brief note on history, revolution and the difference between a capitalist and a socialist state

The bourgeoisie were the middle class during the age of feudalism. When feudalism (in western Europe) was overthrown by the working masses allied with the bourgeoisie (in the so-called bourgeois revolutions of the 18th and 19th century), the latter came … Continue reading

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Rapid or moderate pace of industrialization in the Soviet Union – what was at stake? (A brief overview)

This is a modified excerpt from a recent discussion I’ve had concerning the nature and role of the industrialization process in the early years of the Soviet Union. True, industrialization did start under the Tsarist rule, but rapid industrialization, the … Continue reading

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Frequently expressed drivel (FED instead of an FAQ), part 1

FED: The USSR entered the fight against the Nazis only after UK stood alone for almost two years. This is because Stalin was allied with Hitler before June 1941. Re: Actually, the Soviet Union started actively opposing Nazism and Fascism … Continue reading

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