What would you have been in the Russian Revolution

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Mar 4 2017 22:15
What would you have been in the Russian Revolution

http://arzamas.academy/materials/1269

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In order to find out where you would have fallen, you need to take our quiz and evaluate 27 assertions about the most pressing problems in September 1917, after the Kornilov Affair had failed, but before the October Revolution took place. You should not use the Compass to define your modern preferences.
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Mar 4 2017 23:20

No surprises there!

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Mar 4 2017 23:32

Left SR

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Mar 4 2017 23:57

I got the "anarchist" result, like I suspect a lot of people here would also get. In the words of Bakunin, "When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called 'the People's Stick.'"

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Mar 5 2017 01:44

between Left SR and Menshevik Internationalist.
i'm not sure of the result because they used "reigns" where they should have used "reins."
ps, this is what i'm doing on a saturday night.

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Mar 5 2017 02:04

It's absolute balderdash!- I came out as Menshevik Internationalist, hogwash!

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Mar 5 2017 02:05
petey wrote:
this is what i'm doing on a saturday night.

Lol My excuse is that I have a spot of insomnia.

Sike
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Mar 5 2017 02:33

I expected anarchist but I got Left SR instead.

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Mar 5 2017 04:08

Would have been a worker; member of a factory committee; demanding that the soviets take power and disperse the Kerensky government.

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Mar 5 2017 07:28

all the Trotskyists I know got either Left SR or Anarchist wink

Sike
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Mar 5 2017 08:40

Alas, the quizzers left out the SR Maximalists.

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Mar 5 2017 11:16

Left SR.

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Mar 5 2017 11:53

Left SR

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Mar 5 2017 12:06

Left SR first time, very close to anarchist on the compass, but I did not know what convocation meant lol

Second time anarchist wink

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Mar 5 2017 12:10

Argh!!! This place is crawling with mensheviks!!!

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Mar 5 2017 13:05

I didn't understand one or two questions, but anarchist bro. A 'glorious' death 'tis lol *fistbumb*

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Mar 5 2017 14:37

I am left to the Bolsheviks - I guess that is a Left Communist smile

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Mar 5 2017 14:55

Anarchist. Good quiz though, and interesting to see where the answers differed.

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Mar 5 2017 15:00

got anarchist despite having more Bolshevik leanings than many others here wink

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Mar 5 2017 16:43

To the left of Left SRs horizontally and inbetween Left SRs and anarchists vertically.

10/10 would get shot by the Cheka

potrokin
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Mar 5 2017 22:56

Having answered some questions differently that I initially didn't understand I have come out as an anarchist.

David in Atlanta
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Mar 14 2017 00:19

Yet another Left SR, at least according to the headline. My red dot was on the same anti-authoritarian line as anarchists, somewhat below the LSR's, but well to the left of anarchists on the socialist scale. Hell with the test thingy, I woulda been a good Bakunin thumping anarcho-syndicalist. Shot by the Cheka for sure unless I got lucky and wound up in Chicago or New York hanging out with the wobblies.

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Mar 14 2017 02:27

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Mar 14 2017 18:20
David in Atlanta wrote:
Yet another Left SR, at least according to the headline.

Glad to see you back David!

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Mar 15 2017 20:31

I'm also Left SR.

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Mar 15 2017 20:52
Khawaga wrote:
I'm also Left SR.

I'm curious, what sort of questions is it where the answers are coming up different between anarchists and left SRs?

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Mar 15 2017 23:40

I'd be curious about that too

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Mar 16 2017 00:12

While it wasn't in the "questionnaire," the Left SRs did participate in the Cheka, until they were forced out, and did try to prevent the abuses, particularly the judge/jury/executioner authority that was bestowed upon it by the Bolsheviks.

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Mar 16 2017 00:49

when you finish the quiz you can compare your answers to the different factions, so you should be able to work it out from there, although i didn't think it made a lot of sense

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Mar 16 2017 01:01
S. Artesian wrote:
While it wasn't in the "questionnaire," the Left SRs did participate in the Cheka, until they were forced out, and did try to prevent the abuses, particularly the judge/jury/executioner authority that was bestowed upon it by the Bolsheviks.

To be fair, bolsheviks also struggled against the Cheka and its horrible violent actions. Also, in addition the the Bolsheviks and the SRs there were many anarchists and non-party people in the Cheka. I would consider the Cheka as a state institution rather than a Bolshevik organization. When first organized it was considered as a temporary (Cherezcichaynaya Komissiya po bor'bye s kontrrevolyutsiyei i sabotazhem literally means "Extraordinary commission to fight against counter revolution and sabotage") organ to be used against the whites only during the civil war. Many Bolsheviks hated and times and again appealed to the Sovnarkom to abolish it. Its members were regularly liquidated themselves for excessive violence, sadism & corruption. Chekists themselves tended to die at the hands of the Chekists...

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Mar 16 2017 01:02

I was shooting for Left SR, but got anarchist...which I am and I answered honestly. I think it comes down to being a little bit more pro-state at times or more neutral on certain questions.