I'd like to see something happen in Persia where the Qajars are overthrown and replaced with a uniquely Persian dynasty that brings back some glory to the land of my ancestors.Effective immediately, I'm now accepting suggestions! What areas of Place In the Sun, too tangential to merit five thousand words and distract from the narrative, but still interesting, would you like to know more about? It can be literally anything- an election, a political figure... whatever! Tell me below and I'll include it of a week!
you know what? I agree with all of this...this is a really good analysis imo, and I agree with it!Ah, how's Russia doing?
Yep. Sounds about right. Bluntly, this makes what is happening in France look like a leisurely stroll between Point A and B.
I've always struggled a lot with the morality of the Russian Revolution. Understanding that the Tsar had completely screwed the country up, even if one believes in monarchy as a superior form of governance (Which I don't) he had foresaken a lot of his duties, and also why Lenin was so popular and did march against him, I've always found myself cold to the man himself. Even in the excellent BBC series 'Eagles of War' which covers a lot of the same time period yourself have examined, Patrick Stewart is excellent as Lenin in a series that is I think charitable towards him. Even then, Lenin's never really...had me on side, per say. I'm on the left somewhere, can't tell you what the name is for what I am because I'm not sure there is one. And still, I've never really found Lenin all that inspiring in what he said and thought. I understand that in those days it was different, but it's near impossible for me to separate the man from the events from which he brought about. There is a curious bit of me that is enjoying that he is struggling here? And I say that as someone who thinks Kerensky is as trustworthy as...well, as anyone, I suppose. All of them are worrisome snakes in the grass, the horse I was tentatively backing was set on fire a while back, and it's all going to be hell.
And poor Alexander. I get a nasty feeling he'd have been better off if he'd have stuck to his archaeology.
Suffice to say, this is a grand chapter. I like that we've had several focusing on France, now on Russia, who knows where next? Hopefully the UK gets a look in at some point!
EDIT: Something I'd like to add here. My reading of your work thus far indicates you have a somewhat cynical view of revolutions on the whole, which I can understand, certainly the reason why I'm not sure as to what part of the spectrum of the left I fall upon is that I have no desire to ever see the bloodshed of an actual revolution that a lot of the leftier-than-thou people on the internet speak of. You have, however, always taken strides to show the generally miserable conditions that the people who have gotten swept up in these movements live in. Their lives and struggles and often bitter injustices that are done to them. They are not wrong for wanting things to change, indeed there must be a change of some sorts is the idea that I get from reading this, which is I think the reason it's so good. Just thought I'd put that out there.
Actually I feel like July Revolution would be considered the successor to the French Revolution along with the 1848 one and then the 1871 Revolution against the Second Empire.im making a Infobox about the The Second French Revolution so stay tuned (no map tho)