It has struck me that many accounts of revolutions (particularly spain) have similarities to the stories about the spirit of the blitz. Paris, Ukraine, Spain were all short lived and happened under war like conditions. The feats of solidarity, production and community have seemingly been repeated under non communist circumstances. Equally the emotional experiences seem to have been similarly powerful across the board.
Clearly the proposition that war, external enemies and general others create a positive environment is a fundament of right wing ideology. The annoying thing is that our revolutions and historic examples have all (?) been under such circumstances and it could be argued that the conflict was the condition required to sustain the movement?
You could also argue the opposite that somehow war allowed the "natural" (terrible word but the best I've got) behavior and community to come out through the cracks of society.
This is all very vague and confused I'll be impressed if anyone can grapple and squeeze the real discussion out of it. You have to put ideological blinders on and ignore the awesomeness of the forms of organisation and lots of other stuff. The untangling of the similarities and differences between typical war situations and the above revolutions would be interesting.