The War That Ended Peace
By Tea at Trianon on July 01, 2014
From the Wall Street Journal (via Stephanie Mann.) Before 1914, Russia was a backward autocracy but was changing fast. Its growth rate was as high as any of the Asian tigers in the 1960s and 1970s; it was Europe's major exporter of food grains and, as it industrialized, was importing machinery on a massive scale. Russia also was developing the institutions of civil society, including the rule of law and representative government. . . .
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