>>558119 The conditions were pretty ideal during the 20s. Socialists + communists had a huge percentage of votes, even with stalin making everything in his power to oppose them and generate problems among each one.
>>558167 The Spartakist rebellion was NOT part of the sailors and workers uprising. You're conflating several different events. There was the Wilhelmshaven Revolt that was of course successful and led to the toppling of the Empire. There was the Munich Soviet that was somewhat successful, eventually failed but at least was peaceful and somewhat popular. All this happened between November and December 1918. What is known as the Spartacist Uprising happened in January 1919, was confined to a few streets in Berlin, and was swiftly and brutally crushed; it was a lost cause to begin with. Even Lenin had mixed feelings about the matter; if you look at his publications for the period, he condemned the gov't treatment a lot more than he praises Rosa and Karl. Trotsky had a hard-on for them, but it was in retrospect for the most part. The January Uprising was political romanticism at its worst, it was hopeless, dangerous for the republic, and did nothing but generate more chaos in the long run (we know what later became of the Freikorps).
>>558105 It did; they got BTFO by the Freikorps. Their little stunt was actually one of the main reasons that anti-semitism had so much traction in later years, as the leaders were Jewish virtually to a man.
>specifically predicted Because it is not humanly possible to be that specific. Universal suffrage and a welfare state pushed for by the lower-middle class through political means doesn't quite fit his prediction of a communist utopia pushed for by the proletariat through violent means but Marx couldn't have foreseen this in the 1850s when 95% of people were laborers of some sort.
His mistake might have been believing that the leaders of the revolution would be as morally virtuous as the working class people he met.
>>558234 It didn't cause it, per se, just made it much more reasonable. Because pretty much everyone that wasn't a Commie hated them (and even other leftists backed off when the Civil War broke out) and considering that, as I said, almost every single one of the Commie leaders was Jewish, people were much more accepting of the "all Jews are Commie rat fucks and need to GTFO" line when it was brought up.
>>558264 >His mistake might have been believing that the leaders of the revolution would be as morally virtuous as the working class people he met. The mistake of the German proletariat was collaborating with bourgeois in the same party.
>>558105 Gerrmany had a Welfare state since the 1870's , Heck the Kaiser even refused to send troops to crack down on Striking Workers unlike His Cousin who went full autist in 1905 France had a better chance of turning Communist
Was there ever any evidence that it was anything other than a rump state? The information on it on Wikipedia is hilariously scant, and I cannot find any evidence suggesting it maintained any kind of presence outside of Munich.
>>559378 You mean the Bavaria thing? It wasn't much, but it at least hanged around enough to receive some recognition from the USSR. The revolt itself was peaceful for the most part too. In fact it was so peaceful it pretty much disbanded the national guard and the police (even opened up most of the prisons - the absolute madmen!). It was at least popular with the locals which is something you can't say for Rosa and co.
>>559395 Kautsky too. And Rosa Luxemburg basically said fuck Poland desu. It's really important to understand how novel were Lenin and Trotsky's bit about national self-determination as apriori right. I think it takes a Russian Jew to really go the extra mile and understand how fucked up multinational entities are.
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