Revolution in Russia, on the Way to Revolutions in Asia
In Russia, in early 1917, war weariness and discontent, and hostility toward
the czarist regime, reach unprecedented heights. In March, crowds demonstrate
in front of the Winter Palace in Petrograd, and the Czar has to abdicate. But
a new government, led by Kerensky, continues the war against the will of the
overwhelming majority of the population. Lenin and the Bolsheviks, who promote
immediate peace as well as profound changes, thus obtain the support they need to
come to power during a new revolutionary wave, the October Revolution. On the
banks of the Neva River, the Great War thus engenders an event that will truly
shake the world . . .
Jacques R. Pauwels
JACQUES R. PAUWELS has taught European history at the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Waterloo. He is the author of several books on twentieth-century history, including The Myth of the Good War, in which he provides a revisionist look at the role of the United States and other Allied countries in the Second World War. An independent scholar, Pauwels holds PhDs in history and political science. He lives in Brantford, Ontario.