Socialism defeated by a more powerful enemy – but only temporarily...
The class struggle never end at the borders of one or another country.
The political disruptions, widespread economic sabotage and unbridled Nazi-led persecutions of innocent people in the USSR were just one chapter, an important one to be sure, in the world imperialist struggle against socialism - and the Soviet Union.
From the beginning to the very end of the USSR, the dominant forces of the world capitalist class plotted and warred – internally and externally – against the world's first socialist country. In fact, against all socialist countries. Let us briefly note the main phases of this relentless counter-revolutionary campaign.
** Beginning in 1918, several imperialist countries intervened militarily against the new socialist state in what is incorrectly designated as the “Russian Civil War.” Of course, Russian capitalists and reactionaries participated in this bloody conflict, but foreign invaders instigated the war and were dominant, both through direct military intervention and by arming, financing and directly their native domestic stooges.
** Assassinations, assassination attempts and foreign-directed subversive plots immediately following the successful Revolution were aimed at overthrowing the new Soviet government.( Collapse )