Russia and Nationalism
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This paper explains that "nationalism", devotion to one's nation, a policy of national independence, has become kind of a "catch-phrase" for extreme patriotism. The author points out that Lenin's view of how nationalism, pride of country, was that it would simply take over and provide momentum for the new nation, which was formed out of the rubble of the October Revolution; he believed that ordinary working people could take power into their own hands and administer complex economic systems through a commune state. The paper stresses that nationalism in its extreme is a brutal political policy, where the head of government institutes strategies such as Lenin and Hitler did.
From the Paper:"The Bolsheviks believed that they were "to be part of an international proletarian revolutionary movement." They were counting on their revolution in Russia sparking "similar revolutions throughout Europe," Fitzpatrick wrote. The Bolsheviks believed during the Civil War in the middle of 1918 that this was a "class war" (63), in international and in domestic terms. It was, to the Bolsheviks, a war against the Russian bourgeoisie brought by the Russian proletariat, and a war of international revolution "against international capitalism"."
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