The first chapter sets the stage for the October Revolution. An incompetent monarch was fighting an unpopular war and losing badly. The country faced a series of problems each one combined into the perfect storm to create the catostrophic disaster known as Communism.
Communists by nature are decietful power hungry tryants who go through a series of hoop tricks to disguise their nature. On a local level they promise all things to all people. They create front groups to conceal their true identity. Even todays Marxist with a smile has a hard time understanding that a group founded by and led by Communists is a front group. Communists also pervert the language so that terrorism only seems to describe those that are opposed to Marx.
The Country had a disintergrating army plauged by the other three problems. The Army was fighting an unpopular war and a series of traitors agitated against military comanders. Lenin advocated Revolutionary defeatism so that a defeated nation would plunge into a civil war . A dispirited fractured country would turn to Marxists for salvation. This is why Marxist side with a counties enemies no matter how odious and loathsome.
There were a series of agrarian peasant revolts and demand for land reform. There revolts were to continue after the communist revollution and to end tragically. The local commie clowns promised a world without landlords. They also preyed on the peasants jealousy of relitively smaller land owners known as Kulaks.
The Communists also took advantage of a series of nationalists desires for independence. The Balts, Armenians and others desired their own state. Communist demogouges promised that as well.
Communists also took advantage of an economy in shambles and nervous workers. Communists swept in and promised a world free of bosses and merciless owner. The Communists then nationalized industry and the workers were worse off then ever before.
Lenin was a devious scheeemer who actively worked for his own countries defeat. He then fostered a Russian peasant brutality offshoot of Marxist insanity . The petty Marxist pseudo arguments were tossed out the window for those who wanted power now.
However in the next set of chapters we will see how the Commies delivered death to each promise they offered. Freedom is death has an Orwellian spin but devotees of Communism still have a religious faith in a failed system.
Beamish in 08, Ducky to migrate to North Korea and get served as table food in the workers paradise, 167 RIP and Socrasleaze deleted after one mere post as Meathead/