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The question of its position and its struggle, with which we are going to deal now, coincides with the problem of the perspectives of the Russian Revolution. The railways, our most important means of transport, which alone are able to convert our vast country into an economic whole, represent — as events have shown — an economic and political factor of the utmost importance in the hands of the proletariat. This was not the case either. I mean this both in terms of what we might call the "objective factor" and the "subjective factor"—that is, masses of people, on the one hand, and on the other hand, conscious revolutionary forces, and in the most concentrated expression of this our party, the Revolutionary Communist Party. It is first of all necessary to establish one indisputable fact right from the start; namely, that the revolution began with the agitation of the working class, mass strikes, and demonstrations. But in the revolution of it was the masses of the soldiers who appeared in the first instance, and not the generals. Besides the conflict of class interests in the national movement the imperialists placed their hopes upon another factor to crush the radical section of the national movement, namely, the military factor. There is not the slightest doubt that if the movement of the workers and peasants were restricted the very serious danger would arise of the revolution running to seed and meeting with the fate that was suffered by the revolution of The Manifesto includes a concentrated presentation of the New Synthesis. During the time of darkest reaction, under Alexander III, the nobility was only one of our estates, even if the first among them.

They are concerned to have this "social base" demobilized and paralyzed politically, other than to act, and very passively at that, within the dominant political framework, and always on the basis of seeking conciliation and compromise with the openly right-wing forces in the ruling class and the fascist base that they appeal to.

Without going into great detail here, in a way that is neither necessary nor appropriate, and is not helpful to our cause, I do want to point to some recent negative experiences that our movement has undergone and to what lessons should, and should not, be drawn from this.

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It was not by a command from on high, but by the spark that spread from the street into the barracks that the army was set in motion. It is not necessary to show in detail and at great length that the generals were opposed to these tendencies. Well, whether it is really possible, scientifically, to determine things like this in this way—or to what degree that might be possible—may be of interest, but it is of secondary interest in regard to the point I am emphasizing here. A little threat of a little putsch, and His Majesty would return to reason and the war could calmly follow its course, that was the plan. The incidents in Shanghai and Canton in May and June, , roused the masses, particularly the proletariat, and swept them into the national movement. The origin of revolutions is a complex matter. Even on February 28, after the triumph of the revolution. We have, unfortunately, also seen this more recently with the experience in Nepal and the line that has been taken by what is still the dominant leadership in the party there, which is now calling itself the Unified Communist Party of Nepal Maoist. And here let me emphasize once again what was said earlier about morality and culture and the need to contest much more in this arena.

For example, Canton could serve as a base for the revolutionary national movement because of the determined and stubborn fight put up by the Hongkong and Canton workers. Much of this I am still working and grappling with myself, and much of what follows therefore will be more in the nature of a scaffolding than a fully elaborated discussion.

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This was not the case either. The peasants organised and put forward their demands. The peasantry was deprived of independent initiative to a still greater extent.

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The Leadership We Have": "The days when this system can just keep on doing what it does to people, here and all over the world They are concerned to have this "social base" demobilized and paralyzed politically, other than to act, and very passively at that, within the dominant political framework, and always on the basis of seeking conciliation and compromise with the openly right-wing forces in the ruling class and the fascist base that they appeal to. To this was added yet another factor which outflanked the bourgeoisie: the proletariat and the soldiers, who were fighting Tsarism in the streets on February The imperialist revolutionaries The National-Liberal Muscovite capitalist Guchkov and the conservative Shulgin, representing the great landowners, graciously invited the Tsar to abdicate at Pskov. Under the pressure of the proletariat, the Tsar has been deposed and imprisoned, the policemen of reaction arrested, and the supreme command has been withdrawn from the Grand Duke Nicholas. It is important to examine carefully what Marx said about this. This, in its own way, captures what a lot of people don't understand. Where is the revolt, the ferment? Even if the underlying reasons for the collapse of the revolution were diverse, the main reason is the fact that the bourgeoisie passed over to the side of Tsarism; it also resulted from the help that foreign capital provided to the bourgeoisie. Trade unions were rapidly organised, and the workers demanded improved conditions.

The proletariat must create democracy from now on.

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UNRESOLVED CONTRADICTIONS, DRIVING FORCES FOR REVOLUTION