Comment on The Final Strike by wilkins

It is intriguing that the army were what the Bolsheviks required to get into power in 1917 and in the end they were in part the short term cause of why the Soviets could not retain power. In both circumstances the army sided with the people over the orders of their leaders.

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Comment on TV, Soviets, and letting go by jrc554

Its amazing how influential the media can be, even in an authoritative Soviet society. The media, in the modern age, may be one of the most dominant industries. Throughout history it has been the source and cause of information, both domestic and abroad, and revolution, respectively.

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Comment on Is it Easy Being Young? by jrc554

With the Soviet youth obtaining more access to the media, and being able to see how the youth of western societies get to live compared to the backwards social environment they were born into, it should not surprise anyone that civil disobedience and the desire to rebel against established norms came about amongst younger generations.

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Comment on NO Alcohol!…good luck with that by jrc554

Very interesting post on a topic that probably goes overlooked more often then not. Soviets just seem to have a knack for instituting policies that end up backfiring and hurting them in some sort of way, whether it be politically, socially, or economically, and in this case, the attempted ban on alcohol was detrimental to all three of these factors.

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