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By Chris Harman

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Chris Harman describes the form and process human heritage as a story of normal humans forming and re-forming complicated societies in pursuit of universal human ambitions. Interacting with the forces of technological switch in addition to the effect of strong members and innovative principles, those societies have engendered occasions accepted to each schoolchild—from the empires of antiquity to the realm wars of the 20 th century.

In a bravura end, Chris Harman exposes the reductive complacency of up to date capitalism, and asks, in a global riven as by no means sooner than by way of discomfort and inequality, why we think that it can—or should—survive for much longer. formidable, provocative and invigorating, A People’s background of the World grants an important corrective to standard background, in addition to a strong feel of the deep currents of humanity which surge underneath the foam of presidency.

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When new elections were finally authorized in 1916, the Finnish Social Democratic Party (SDP) became the first socialist party in the world to win a parliamentary majority, gaining a plurality of the popular vote and 103 of the 200 seats in parliament. The outbreak of the Russian Revolution in 1917 had a dramatic effect, stimulating worker mobilization and activism, but above all energizing the Finnish independence movement. The Russian provisional government rejected the latter’s demands and dissolved the Finnish parliament, then authorized new elections for October 1917, in which the Socialists lost their narrow majority, the center and moderate right returning 108 deputies, leading to a new 31 Sources in Western languages are limited.

World War I and an Era of Internal Conflict concentrated, to cut off retreat into Russia. He was determined to destroy and capture as much of the enemy forces as possible, to avoid the danger of a new Finnish Red Army on Soviet soil that might sustain a protracted and exhausting border conflict. In this he was largely successful, and by the first of May resistance in both southwestern and southeastern Finland had been crushed, with only small groups escaping to Russia. Victory was complete, and more than 80,000 prisoners taken.

H. Billington, Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith (New York, 1980), 126–364. 2 18 Part I. 6 This stemmed in part from the “cultural revolution of the 1890s” that served as the conceptual matrix of fascism,7 emphasizing vitalist philosophy, the priority of conflict, and the cult of violence. Concern over the relationship between war and revolution led to quite divergent conclusions. After the folly of 1905, Russian conservatives urged the tsar to avoid war like the plague, agreeing with the radicals that war would bring another and greater revolution.

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