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The Experiment

Georgia's Forgotten Revolution 1918-1921

For many the Russian Revolution of 1917 was a symbol of hope. In the eyes of its critics, however, Soviet authoritarianism and the horrors of the gulags have led to the revolution becoming synonymous with oppression, threatening to forever taint the very idea of socialism. Les mer
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For many the Russian Revolution of 1917 was a symbol of hope. In the eyes of its critics, however, Soviet authoritarianism and the horrors of the gulags have led to the revolution becoming synonymous with oppression, threatening to forever taint the very idea of socialism.



The experience of Georgia, which declared its independence from Russia in 1918, tells a different story. In this riveting history, Eric Lee explores the little-known saga of the country's experiment in democratic socialism, detailing the epic, turbulent events of this forgotten chapter in revolutionary history. Along the way, we are introduced to a remarkable cast of characters - among them the men and women who strove for a more inclusive vision of socialism that featured multi-party elections, freedom of speech and assembly, a free press and a civil society grounded in trade unions and cooperatives. Though the Georgian Democratic Republic lasted for just three years before it was brutally crushed on the orders of Stalin, it was able to offer, however briefly, a glimpse of a more humane alternative to the Soviet reality that was to come.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Timeline

Preface
Prologue
1. Founding Father
2. Dress Rehearsal
3. The Experiment Begins
4. The Turn towards Germany
5. At War With Armenia
6. The British Take Charge
7. Georgia's Agrarian Revolution
8. The Independence of the Trade Unions
9. The Rise and Rise of the Cooperatives
10. Achilles' Heel: Georgia's National Minorities
11. Fifth Column
12. Europe's Socialist Leaders Come for a Visit
13. The State That Never Was
14. The Experiment Ends
15. The Final Battle
16. Another Revolution Was Possible

Om forfatteren

Eric Lee is a
journalist and historian who has spent over thirty years researching
independent Georgia, and has himself been active in trade union and political
struggles in both the US and UK. His previous works include Saigon to Jerusalem: Conversations with
Israel's Vietnam Veterans (1993) and Operation
Basalt: The British Raid on Sark and Hitler's Commando Order (2016).



www.ericlee.info/theexperiment