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Russia
From Worker's State to State Capitalism
In the Russian revolution of 1917, workers took control of a major country for the first time in history.

To millions throughout the world, the Russian workers' state offered new hope. People everywhere turned from the grim alternatives of a declining capitalism—unemployment, poverty, the threat of new wars—to place their hopes in the government that the soviets, councils of working people, put into power in Russia.

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