Like the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian Revolution caught almost everyone off guard. Contrary to Marxist-Leninist dogma, the Bolsheviks victory resulted not from communisms alleged inevitability but rather from a series of coincidences and accidents that could have been otherwise.
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