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The experiment : Georgia's forgotten revolution 1918-1921

Author: Eric Lee
Publisher: London, UK : Zed Books Ltd, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For many, the Russian revolution of 1917 was a symbol of hope and offered proof that another way of envisioning the world was indeed possible. But Soviet authoritarianism and the horrors of the gulags have since led to the revolution becoming synonymous with oppression, forever tainting socialism in the eyes of its critics. However, the often over-looked experience of Georgia, which declared its independence from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Lee
ISBN: 9781786990938 1786990938 9781786990921 178699092X
OCLC Number: 1005092458
Description: xxv, 259 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Timeline --
Preface --
Prologue --
Founding father --
Dress rehearsal --
The experiment begins --
The turn towards Germany --
At war with Armenia --
The British take charge --
Georgia's agrarian revolution --
The independence of the trade unions --
The rise and rise of the cooperatives --
Achilles heel : Georgia's national minorities --
Fifth column --
Europe's socialist leaders come for a visit --
The state that never was --
The experiment ends --
The final battle --
Another revolution was possible.
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A remarkable account of the only large-scale attempt in history to create a democratic, non-authoritarian, fullysocialist society.  Read more...

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