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3 - The Soviet Precedent and the Wave of Isomorphic Emulation Efforts

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 February 2021

Kurt Weyland
Affiliation:
University of Texas, Austin
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Chapter 3 examines the immediate impact of the Russian Revolution, which triggered the proliferation of autocracy during the interwar years. With ample primary sources, the chapter documents how Lenin’s success quickly stimulated a wave of radical-left emulation efforts, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. Driven by cognitive shortcuts, rather than fully rational decision-making, these imitation attempts were precipitous and ill-planned; therefore, they uniformly failed. The chapter investigates the experiences of many countries, especially the Baltic States, Finland, Germany, and Hungary.

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Assault on Democracy
Communism, Fascism, and Authoritarianism During the Interwar Years
, pp. 75 - 100
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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