World War I and Revolution

I get God Damn sick of hearing everything bad that ever happened to Europe and especially Germany as America’s fault!

We all heard the fucking rewriting of FACTUAL history about America and Wall Street funding the Bolshevik Revolution.

Here is how it all went down.

Russian Social Democratic Workers’ Party or the Russian Social Democratic Party, was a revolutionary socialist political party formed in 1898 in Minsk to unite the various revolutionary organisations of the Russian Empire into one party.

At the congress, the party split into two irreconcilable factions , the Bolsheviks (derived from “Bolshinstvo”—Russian for “majority”), headed by Lenin, and the Mensheviks (from “Menshinstvo”—Russian for “minority”), headed by Julius Martov. The Mensheviks were actually the larger faction.

After the February Revolution in 1917, Martov returned to Russia but was too late to stop some Mensheviks joining the Provisional Government.

When the Bolsheviks came to power as a result of the October Revolution in 1917, Martov became politically marginalised. He believed that the only way to avoid a civil war was through a ‘united democratic government’ based on the parties of the soviet. His proposal was met with ‘torrents of applause’ in the Soviet. At the Soviet, Martov’s faction was however isolated and his views was denounced by his old friend Trotsky.

Yes, Trotsky was sent to Russia with lots of money (gold).
The German government sent “more than 50 million deutsche marks in gold” from 1917 to 1918 to help the Bolsheviks establish and hold power.

Trotsky initially supported the Menshevik Internationalists faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. He would go on to join the Bolsheviks just before the 1917 October Revolution, and eventually became a leader within the Communist Party.

Was Trotsky to be a Menshevik counter weight to the Lenin Bolsheviks?

He was actually sent at the behest of and in aid of British interests in hopes of keeping Russia in the war. The move was to have many smaller factions in the newly established coalition that formed the Provisional Committee of the State Duma that would neutralize German backed Lenin Bolsheviks.

Britain and her allies were counting on the Provisional Government holding onto power thus keeping Russia in the war. Tying up German divisions in the east just long enough for the blockade and their instigation of subversive elements on the German home front to collapse the German government thus ending the war.

But Trotsky witnessing the absolute ruthless brutal determination of Lenin’s Bolsheviks could see which way the wind was blowing and the heads would roll was forced to take sides and the Bolshevik coup was complete.

The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a peace treaty signed on 3 March 1918 between the new Bolshevik government of Soviet Russia and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire), that ended Russia’s participation in World War I.

The 1918 Spring Offensive or Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser’s Battle), also known as the Ludendorff Offensive along the Western Front during the First World War, began on 21 March 1918, hampered by strikes at home, it failed.

Germany shot their load, it was all over whether they realized it or not.

Lets recap, the Russian Empire collapsed with the abdication of Emperor Nicholas II, and the old regime was replaced by a provisional government during the first revolution of February 1917. The German high command decide to fund and send Vladimir Lenin to Russia.

On April 16, 1917, Vladimir Lenin, leader of the revolutionary Bolshevik Party, returns to Petrograd after a decade of exile to take the reins of the Russian Revolution.

The United States declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917, during World War I.  How much of a factor was Germany’s decision to back the Bolsheviks  in Russia that influenced the  Anglophile Woodrow Wilson government’s decision to enter the war?

The overwhelming human and materiel resources of the United States now fully deployed in August 1918, the Allies began a counter-offensive with the support of 1–2 million fresh American troops and using new artillery techniques and operational methods.

This Hundred Days Offensive resulted in the Germans retreating or being driven from all of the ground taken in the Spring Offensive, the collapse of the Hindenburg Line and the capitulation of the German Empire that November.

Was it the German decision to place it’s bet on Vladimir Lenin and his Bolsheviks that ended up costing Europe, especially Russia so much destruction and heart break?

Because it sure as hell wasn’t America.

 

End of story

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