WWI & the German Revolution

WWI & the German Revolution

For the soldiers, the First World War was a seemly unending nightmare; for the civilians on the home front, especially the women, hardly less so. In the end large tracts of Europe lay wasted, millions were dead or wounded. The great majority of casualties were from the working class. Survivors lived on with severe mental trauma. The streets of every European city were full of limbless veterans. Nations were bankrupt — not just the losers, but also the victors.

This bloody conflict was brought to an end by revolution — a fact that has been buried under a mountain of myths, pacifist sentimentality, and lying patriotic propaganda. By 1917, in all the belligerent states, the discontent of the masses was growing. In particular the people of Germany were beginning to suffer food shortages that sparked off riots and mass strikes across the country. There were mutinies in the armies and navies of Italy, Austria, France, and Britain.

... The First World War was thus ended by the German Revolution.

— From WWI – Part Fifteen: How revolution ended the First World War

Title Created Date Author
Luxemburg, Liebknecht and the German Revolution 15 January 2019 Marie Frederiksen
[Video] Rob Sewell launching 'Germany 1918–1933: Socialism or Barbarism' in Sweden 11 January 2019 Rob Sewell
November 1918: how occupied Belgium was liberated by German revolutionary soldiers 15 November 2018 Kyle Michiels
The German Revolution of 1918 12 November 2018 Rob Sewell
[Video] Rosa Luxemburg and the 1918 German Revolution 26 October 2018 Marie Frederiksen and Rob Sewell
Austria: “Let’s make it like in Russia” – 100 years since the January 1918 general strike 23 January 2018 Gernot Trausmuth
Germany: Luxemburg and Liebknecht commemorated in Berlin 20 January 2018 Hans-Gerd Öfinger
Rosa Luxemburg – Reform or Revolution 15 January 2018 Alan Woods and Niklas Albin Svensson
Capitalism: a history of horror without end [Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4] 21 March 2017 Fred Weston
First World War - A Marxist Analysis of the Great Slaughter 01 July 2016 Alan Woods
WWI – Part Fifteen: How revolution ended the First World War 20 June 2016 Alan Woods
WWI – Part Fourteen: The Middle East and the Sykes-Picot treaty - A poisonous legacy 03 June 2016 Alan Woods
WWI – Part Thirteen: 1916–17 - the turning of the tide 27 May 2016 Alan Woods
WWI – Part Twelve: Under Fire – the real face of War 27 November 2015 Alan Woods
[Video] World War One - The Great Slaughter 11 November 2015 Alan Woods
WWI – Part Eleven: Wilfred Owen and the Muse of War 23 October 2015 Alan Woods
WWI – Part Ten: Big bandits and small bandits 29 May 2015 Alan Woods
WWI – Part Nine: The USA and the War: War is good for business 17 April 2015 Alan Woods
WWI – Part Eight: Victims and aggressors 27 March 2015 Alan Woods
WWI – Part Seven: Turkey Joins the War 20 March 2015 Alan Woods