History: World Wars, Revolutions, and National-Liberation Struggles

The materials in this guide will give you a broad understanding of Marxist politics, philosophy, and economics. They will also help you to start learning how to apply Marxist science to the problems workers face in Britain today. They cannot be exhaustive, and should not be considered the end, but only the beginning of your education.

“Without a revolutionary theory, there can be no revolutionary movement.”

– VI Lenin, What Is To Be Done?

History: World Wars, Revolutions, and National-Liberation Struggles:

Sections:

  1. World War 1
  2. The Russian revolution of October 1917
  3. Lies about the history of the USSR
  4. The Chinese revolution
  5. Internationalism: socialism and national-liberation struggles
  6. The counter-revolution and the collapse of the USSR

World War 1

World War One: an Interimperialist War to Redivide the World

Video: World War One

War and revolution (VI Lenin)

Imperialism and the split in socialism (VI Lenin)

The military programme of the proletarian revolution (VI Lenin)

The Russian revolution of October 1917

The international significance of the October revolution

JV Stalin, The October Revolution and the Tactics of the Russian Communists

The international character of the October revolution by JV Stalin

Video: Soviet communism – the truth (H Brar on Durham student radio)

Refutation of the bourgeois falsification of soviet communism

Lies Concerning the History of the Soviet Union (M Sousa)

Video: Lies about Soviet Socialism (M Sousa)

Video: Celebrate the October revolution (H Brar at 2008 anniversary celebrations)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Video: What does the Soviet Union mean to us? (J Brar at 2008 anniversary celebrations)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Video: Red Youth – October

Lies about the history of the USSR

Stalin: fearless leader and friend of the international proletariat

Why carry a Stalin banner on May Day?

Stalin, friend of the Chinese people (Mao Zedong)

50th anniversary of the death of Joseph Stalin

Memories of Stalin (General V Varennikov, who defended Stalin’s legacy to the last)

A great servant of mankind who belongs to the ages (A Rothstein, Daily Worker)

50 years after the death of Joseph Vissarionovich Djugashvili Stalin (L Martens)

Memories of Stalin (Y Zhdanov, son-in-law)

Trotskyism or Leninism? (H Brar)

Another View of Stalin (L Martins)

The continuing revolution in Stalin-era Soviet history (G Furr)

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Part 2

Khrushchev Lied (G Furr)

Life under socialism

Video: My life in the USSR

World War 2

The Soviet Victory Over Fascism (H Brar)

Video: Seventieth anniversary of the victory over fascism

Seventieth anniversary of the victory over fascism

60th anniversary of the liberation of Vienna by the Red Army

The so-called ‘Hitler-Stalin’ pact

The Battle of Stalingrad

Video: The Battle of Stalingrad – a victory for humanity

Stalingrad – victory over fascism

A personal account of experiences in the German Panzers at Stalingrad (H Metelmann)

Video: Through hell for Hitler (interview with H Metelmann)

Victory on the Volga

Stalingrad by Antony Beevor – a piece of Nazi war propaganda (M Sousa)

The Chinese revolution

Video: Reasons to support China

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Video: Mao Zedong: New China – New Life!

Video: The Comintern and the Chinese Revolution:

View whole presentation (playlist)

Part 1 – Comintern’s analysis

Part 2 – Trotsky’s analysis

Part 3 — Kanton & Wuhan

Part 4 — Revolutionary suicide

Part 5 — Trotsky’s tactical mistakes

Part 6 — Worker’s Allies

Part 7 — Policy and Victory

Part 8 — The United Front

Part 9 — 1927 Defeats

Part 10 — Mao & Stalin

Stalin and the Chinese Revolution:

Revisiting alleged 30 million famine deaths during China’s Great Leap

Internationalism: socialism and national-liberation struggles

Communists and the struggle against imperialism

The international character of the October Revolution (JV Stalin)

In memory of Norman Bethune (Mao Zedong)

Marxism and the National Question (JV Stalin)

Video: Hands off Korea

Video: North Korea reality check (eye witness account of the DPR Korea)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Video: Zimbabwe speaks

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Part 2

(1) 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution

The counter-revolution and the collapse of the USSR

Revisionism and the Demise of the USSR (H Brar)

Perestroika – the Complete Collapse of Revisionism (H Brar)

Video: Khrushchevite revisionism and the demise of the USSR

Video: Market socialism = capitalist restoration

Greek Communist Party (KKE) adopt theses on Khrushchevite revisionism and the reasons for the collapse of the USSR