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Bolshevism as Fantasy: Fear of Revolution and Counter-Revolutionary Violence, 1917–1923

Robert Gerwarth and John Horne

in War in Peace

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199654918
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744273 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654918.003.0003

Series: The Greater War

Bolshevism as Fantasy: Fear of Revolution and Counter-Revolutionary Violence, 1917–1923

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This chapter analyses the psychological effects of the Russian Revolution as a historical event that mobilized people across Europe in support of or in opposition to Bolshevism. The fantasy of a Bolshevik takeover proved powerful not only in those countries where revolution was likely, but also in those where it was not.

Keywords: Bolshevism; revolution; counter-revolution; Germany; France; Poland; Hungary

Chapter.  5303 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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