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Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. The foundations of Leninism - Image 40. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 24, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/5161/show/5068.

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Title The foundations of Leninism
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  • Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953
Publisher International Publishers
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  • New York, New York
Date 1932
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
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  • Vsesoi︠u︡znai︠a︡ kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov)
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  • Soviet Union
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Original Item Extent 125 pages; 18 cm
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Transcript 36 FOUNDATIONS OF LENINISM 1[ the level of development between India and Germany cannot but leave its impress on the progress and outcome of the revolution in Germany. That is why Lenin said that: "The West European capitalist countries are completing their evolution towards socialism . . . not by the even 'maturing' of socialism in these countries, but through the exploitation of some states by others, through the exploitation of the first state that was defeated in the imperialist war in conjunction with the exploitation of the entire East. The East, on the other hand, has definitely entered the revolutionary movement as a result of this first imperialist war; it has definitely been drawn into the common whirlpool of the revolutionary movement." (Collected Works, Vol. XXVII, p. 416, Russian edition.) To put it briefly, the chain of the imperialist front should break, as a rule, where the links are most fragile and, in any event, not necessarily where capitalism is most developed, or where there is a certain percentage of proletarians and a certain percentage of peasants, and so on. This is wrhy statistical calculations concerning the proportion of the proletariat to the population of a given country lose, in the solution of the question of the proletarian revolution, the exceptional importance so eagerly attached to them by the bookworms of the Second International who do not understand imperialism and who fear revolution like the plague. To proceed: the heroes of the Second International asserted (and keep on asserting) that between the bourgeois- democratic revolution and the proletarian revolution there is a chasm, or at any rate a Chinese Wall, separating one from the other by a period of time more or less protracted, in the course of which the bourgeoisie, having come into power, develops capitalism, while the proletariat accumulates forces and prepares for the "decisive struggle" against capitalism. This interval is supposed to extend over many decades, if