Renewed Revolutionary Fervor:

Mexico and the USSR

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Woodrow Wilson, author of 14 Points

Today, we look at a different side of World War I.  While the increasingly bloody conflict occurred in Europe, the world was also beset by revolution, of a variety of different types.  For this week's secondary reading, I've asked you to read a bit from Friedrich Katz's book on the Mexican Revolution, which, as events developed, was the longest-lasting of the 1910s revolutions.
The major theme of today's reading is how the domestic and international aspects of revolutions became intertwined. We see that, to differing degrees, in the three documents that we look at.



                        Katz, Secret War in Mexico, sourcebook, pp. 217-254. Reading Notes.


Plan of Ayala
Lenin on self-determination
Wilson's 14 Points