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  • August 30 1918

    On 30 August 1918 the head of the Petrograd Cheka, Moisei Solomonovich Uritsky, was assassinated by a former member of the moderate Workers’ Popular Socialist Party, and in an unrelated attack on the same day Lenin was shot and seriously wounded by the Social-ist Revolutionary, Fanya (Dora) Kaplan.

    My question is this: what if Fanya had been a better shot, and Lenin died that day? Would the Revolution succeeded?



    Last edited by Arnold J Rimmer; 06 Feb 15, 14:16.
    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

  • #2
    Good Question! I'd have to think about it more but my reaction is, yes, the revolution succeeds, but of course with somewhat different results. My initial reaction is also that Stalin does not rise to the top, and this has a huge impact on World history (I have said I think Stalin has had more effect on the 20th century than anyone)

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    • #3
      I've seen more than a couple suggest or argue any scenario that puts Trotsky at the top is worse case. One can argue details here, but fact is Stalin was representative of Bolshivik leadership, not a exception.

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