Question by Alice C.: How was Europe affected by the Russian Revolution?
How was the whole of Europe affected specifically by the Russian Revolution and the Russian Civil War? Further, what profound impact did the Russian Revolution have on Russia itself? Why is it so significant?
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Answer by Lilitu
Europe was shocked. The established political forces freared both communism and revolution above all else but a communistc revolution was even worse.
In the short term it was actually good for Europe, because Russia withdrew from the war in 1917 and this stopped some of the more severe fights in WW I, but in the long run the revolution is one of the main causes that fascism rose and WW II came about.
The reason for this is that the conservative (as in religious or monarchy supporting) politcal forces rather supported fascistic upstarters such as Hitler than ally themselfs with moderate left winged forces.
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