the domination of communism in the world

Exporting the revolution

In foreign policy, the Bolsheviks pursued a similar programme of buying time to gain strength
in exchange for far-reaching concessions. The implementation of one of the most banned
slogans of the revolution, namely Russia's withdrawal from the war, was achieved at the price
of the humiliating conditions adopted in the framework of the peace treaty concluded with the
Central States in Brest. In exchange for huge areas of the European part of Russia, the
Bolsheviks gained a moment of respite, which, however, occurred at the outbreak of the
bloody Russian civil war. But before the so-called "white" counter-revolutionaries, associated
with the former officers of the tsarist army and marginalised by the Bolsheviks of the political
forces, could be completely defeated, the Red Army was already numerous enough to try to
carry the flame of revolution across Europe.

However, the first attempt to export the revolution to Germany, which was in chaos after the
defeat of the war, the collapsing Austro-Hungarian Empire or France, which was exhausted
by millions of losses, was unsuccessful due to reborn Poland. Initially crushed by the impetus

of the Soviet offensive, it was able to defend its capital with a brilliant series of counter-
attacks. For the Bolsheviks and Lenin personally, it was a devastating defeat, even
undermining the very sense of gaining power in Russia. However, the Soviet expansion,
impeded by the defeat on the Vistula found its outlet in other directions - in the Caucasus, in
Asia Minor and in the Far East, where the newly established states, which had guaranteed the
right to self-determination before, were successively liquidated. Georgia, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, among others, have all experienced
this fate. However, this was only the equivalent of a disaster and more of an attempt to take
strategic positions in the next attempt at a global revolution.