Who coined the term BOGO?

Political thinking in Russia before, during and after the October Revolution

History of Political Thought pp 87-142 | Cite as

Summary

If you compare it with the West, Russia has gone its own way. It was initially unaffected by the French Revolution and modern political ideas. Even in the 19th century, the state was what it had always been: one despotism. Marx had this special Russian way in his writing Revelations on the history of diplomacy in the 18th century (1856/57) explained by the theory of "Asiatic despotism". The tsarist rule arose out of the Mongol rule. The modernization under Peter the Great was only apparent. In truth, it was a power-political maneuver.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Munich, Germany