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by stockwellpete
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: España 1936
Topic: The Republicans
Replies: 13
Views: 7731

Re: The Republicans

Another very important "what if" is what might have happened had the anti-fascist forces been able to fight a revolutionary war for much longer than the first year or so of the conflict. Both the anarchist CNT and the socialist POUM had been enthusiastic supporters of the social revolution...
by stockwellpete
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

ERISS is right, Lenin believed only special political elites could effectively lead and be admitted into the party, No, he didn't. The Bolshevik party was a mass working class party at the time of the October revolution in 1917. It was also a very democratic political organisation. The "elitis...
by stockwellpete
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: PON Technical Support / Aide Technique
Topic: Unable to launch game . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Unable to launch game . . .

It was a Microsoft Direct X issue. I needed to upgrade it and now the game works properly. Thanks.
by stockwellpete
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: AGEOD Webshop
Topic: War of the Roses
Replies: 3
Views: 4135

Re: War of the Roses

The problem about the Wars of the Roses is that it wasn't really a territorial struggle in the way that a majority of AGEOD games are. It was a dynastic one spread over thirty odd years and the key factor was which faction won the battle and which royals/leading nobles survived or were killed, not w...
by stockwellpete
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

He believed in the power of a government class over soviets, he was for power of a party over people, what he did. He lied when he was suddenly telling the countrary of his party, when he went to the anarchist "All power to the soviets/No power over the soviets", as he took the soviet pow...
by stockwellpete
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

Yes, it's a quote from Lenin in March 1917, who had never believed in the power of soviets. He suddenly took the anarchist speeches when he saw he could gain the power (anarchists were the sole to believe in the people soviets power since the start, 1905 and before, and even in the end when bolshev...
by stockwellpete
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

That's bolsheviks who, to take the power, ignored the historical contexts and situated themselves badly. They took the place of bourgeois to build their 'worker state' republic, and so had to soon act like them. Few years after nice speaches of Lenin (I hear violins here..), he had made the total r...
by stockwellpete
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: Russian Civil War bibliography
Replies: 63
Views: 31375

Re: Russian Civil War bibliography

Nikolai Sukhanov's memoirs "The Russian Revolution 1917: A Personal Record". He was a Social Revolutionary who joined the Mensheviks in 1917 and he provided a very honest account of the revolutionary period. WH Chamberlin's two volumes of the "Russian Revolution" (1935) are still...
by stockwellpete
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: Russian Civil War bibliography
Replies: 63
Views: 31375

Re: Russian Civil War Bibliography

I often refer to this Trotsky writings, mainly this excerpt [that I edited a little to be more readable], when I say that he saw the stalinism in leninism, 31 years after Bakunin already did saw it in marxism: Leon Trotsky Our Political Tasks (1904) . . . Bottom of: http://www.marxists.org/archive/...
by stockwellpete
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: PON Technical Support / Aide Technique
Topic: Unable to launch game . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Unable to launch game . . .

Pocus wrote:Hello there!

For installations issues, you can seek advices from the HelpDesk here: support@slitherine.co.uk


Thank you.
by stockwellpete
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: WIA Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Lost details of this game . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Lost details of this game . . .

Pocus wrote:Hello again,

same as with the other post, installations issues or lost registration keys, you can get help from the Slitherine Helpdesk.


Ok, thank you.
by stockwellpete
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: RUS 2?
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: RUS 2?

I agree that this is a superb game - I have just started playing it again after a long break. The first time round I didn't really get a firm grip of it, but I am now starting to really appreciate the depth of the game. Has it reached the end of its development cycle now, or are there still things t...
by stockwellpete
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

You can remove Victor Serge books, he tells here many lies on his own past (evidences are in his past writings in anarchist papers, where he already shown not being very sincere*), surely to not being shot by his bolshevik friends and keep his warm new job, so his writings are very doubtful, seemin...
by stockwellpete
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

For what it is worth I recommend A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution. New York: Viking, 1997 as a source to weigh the debate which has been ongoing in this thread. Many events are yet to be definitive in what actually happened despite so much time and documentation. This source ...
by stockwellpete
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: WIA Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Lost details of this game . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Lost details of this game . . .

Hello, I purchased this game back at the beginning of 2013 (see thread http://www.ageod-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=190&t=28300) but I have lost both the download and the security key in relation to it. It does not appear in my library of games under the Unified Log In system. Is there anything yo...
by stockwellpete
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: PON Technical Support / Aide Technique
Topic: Unable to launch game . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Unable to launch game . . .

I purchased Pride of Nations on Steam 3-4 years ago and I am now trying to re-install it (along with the 4xDLC) on a new hard drive. The install process seems to work perfectly OK and I have an icon on my desktop and I can access the manual. But when I try to launch the game it tells me the game is ...
by stockwellpete
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

Was he serious? I understand what he was meaning, but that's insulting democracy, here he continues the bourgeois propaganda, I don't see any difference. Try: Read this but replace Lenin by other common bourgeois president... Perfect republican propaganda. Yes, he was serious. He was talking about ...
by stockwellpete
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

It was the bolsheviks who wanted a Constituant Assembly , they had it 2 times, and each time they were not elected, the Socialists won. The Whites wanted the bolsheviks to apply what the bolsheviks did ask! The Bolsheviks, along with the other socialist parties, were demanding a Constituent Assembl...
by stockwellpete
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

Yes, and those soviets, of all Russia (at least), voted for a bourgeois-like State (I'm not pleased to write that) in very end 1917, not for a dictatorship, even of 'workers'. Some anarchists, very start of 1918, asked by bolsheviks, where happy to destroy this state , they didn't see it was giving...
by stockwellpete
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

There was no 'democracy' since bolsheviks took the power: They wanted to legitimate the taken by the votes, but the Socialists won*. So bolsheviks cancelled the votes, and later tampered the counts (Stalin invented nothing, he just applied this in the Party too). SR soon fought the bolsheviks for t...
by stockwellpete
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

Yes, in 1922 Lenin had eliminated all what was not bolshevik, he didn't need any longer the badly reputed Cheka. Yes, Stalin used the GPU to clean the Party like Trotsky and Lenin did on people. I don't think it is remotely credible to blame Lenin for the situation in Russia in 1922. The country ha...
by stockwellpete
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: España 1936
Topic: SCW period books/movies/TV series
Replies: 20
Views: 6663

Re: SCW period books/movies/TV series

Felix Morrow "Revolution and Counter-revolution in Spain"

https://www.marxists.org/archive/morrow ... /index.htm

Other stuff by Morrow here including more writings about Spain . . .

https://www.marxists.org/archive/morrow-felix/index.htm
by stockwellpete
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

I don't think so, the difference would be on the Party, it would change nothing for people in Russia or in the world. Stalin did not invente the purges, Lenin and his Cheka made as many deaths than Stalin per year , but Stalin applied them on the party too, not just on others. The Cheka was abolish...
by stockwellpete
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they kept Lenin in exile?

Another really interesting "what if" question about Lenin is what if he had lived for another ten or twenty years. I think we can certainly say that Stalin would definitely not have become leader of the Russian Communist Party and that his policy of "socialism in one country" wou...
by stockwellpete
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: The Ice March scenario
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: The Ice March scenario

Ok, I will buy some of those units and check the tooltips. What about the question in my first post? Do you remember playing the Ice March scenario? I won another game yesterday as the Reds without clearing the Whites out of Novocherkassk, although I had done much better in the game and had just abo...
by stockwellpete
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Revolution Under Siege
Topic: The Ice March scenario
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: The Ice March scenario

The Reds have a number of units in this scenario that I am not sure about . . . Engineers - they can repair railways, can they do anything else? Transmission Company - what are these for? Political units - how are these used? Presumably they are political commissars? River barges - do these just tra...
by stockwellpete
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they had kept Lenin in exile

Mainly anarchists. But I read them because since long I was very often said being one, so I was curious about them. Before them I had almost only read encyclopedias!, so my 'anarchism' come first from my 'rationnal' culture, secondly confirmed by the waged work. Anarchist readings explain more or/a...
by stockwellpete
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: Period movies/tv-series
Replies: 33
Views: 9819

Re: Period movies/tv-series

I watched "Lenin: The Train" this week on You Tube. It was made in the 1980s and had Ben Kingsley giving a quite good portrayal of Lenin and Timothy West as Dr Gelfand (Parvus). It tells the story of the "sealed train" provided by the Germans to get Lenin back into Russia in Apri...
by stockwellpete
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: RUS History club / Discussions historiques sur la Guerre Civile Russe
Topic: What if they kept Lenin in exile?
Replies: 57
Views: 5978

Re: What if they had kept Lenin in exile

Read again what I exactly quoted and wrote. Trotsky wrote "nor I", doing like he might be like Lenin. He wants us to imagine there was a chance he might be a lenin. Stalin really broke his dream lol In my original quote Trotsky makes it quite clear that without Lenin he does not think Oct...

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