Apr. 22nd, 2015

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Without a doubt, one of the single most influential men of the 20th century - for better or worse, mostly worse - was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin.  Arguably the Muhammad of modern times, what he started reshaped most of the world in one way or another, and killed millions along the way…  Yet his effect was itself extremely improbable.  Had he been arrested instead of his brother - had he died of want in Zurich - had the Germans not found him useful, or had he not proved so - he would be entirely forgotten.

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This community has been dormant of late - part of Livejournal's slow decline - but this is a real stem-winder of a question and well worth turning the lights back on for!

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Without a doubt, one of the single most influential men of the 20th century - for better or worse, mostly worse - was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin.  Arguably the Muhammad of modern times, what he started reshaped most of the world in one way or another, and killed millions along the way…  Yet his effect was itself extremely improbable.  Had he been arrested instead of his brother - had he died of want in Zurich - had the Germans not found him useful, or had he not proved so - he would be entirely forgotten.

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This community has been dormant of late - sharing in Livejournal's slow decline - but this is a real stem-winder of a question and well worth turning the lights back on for!

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