“History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” – frequently (and probably falsely) attributed to Mark Twain
There are eerie similarities between America’s political climate in 2021 and that which existed in Russia in 1923. Consider Stalin’s aftermath succeeding Lenin with the high likelihood that the radical Harris will succeed Biden in the not-too-distant future. And that’s just for starters.
[As an aside, the title of this article should probably state “USSR 1923” because Russia had become the core of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) through a 1922 treaty that incorporated Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, and the Transcaucasia (comprised of modern Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan). But then most Americans under the age of 40 – and others! – don’t know anything about the sordid history of the USSR (more commonly, the “Soviet Union”) thanks to the dumbing down of the public education system. That is pretty clear because younger Americans actually FAVOR socialism, yet know nothing about its abject failure in places like Russia! And those same Americans are thus unable to draw the parallels between the present political situation in the US and what transpired in Russia nearly 100 years ago.]
Let us compare and contrast:
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (“Lenin”) and his Bolsheviks were a minority socialist political faction in a coalition government along with other less-extreme socialists (the Mensheviks and Social Revolutionaries) when they came to power after the 1917 October Revolution. The Bolsheviks fought the other socialist factions for control of the government from the very beginning.
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