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Volume 22  Number 2  •  Fall 2017
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The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Russian Revolution
By Robert M. Whaples
This article appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of The Independent Review

The Bolshevik Party’s overthrow of Russia’s fledgling provisional government left indelible footprints on the twentieth century, some of them still not fully recognized. The Russian Revolution and its aftermath illustrate the truth that horrendous things occur when amoral leaders seize power and treat people as pawns to sacrifice for their masters’ ideologies.