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Red Rose Goes to War
Published September 2015
An alternative history, exploring the effects of the rise of a socialist order in Germany and across Europe in the final phase of World War I.
With the Bolsheviks already in power in Russia following the 1917 revolution, it is not necessarily a surprise to find that control of Germany had been taken by the left-wing Social Democratic Party and the radical Independent Social Democratic Party. But for socialist revolutionary and anti-war campaigner Rosa Luxemburg, there was a problem. To accept an armistice on the terms being offered by the Allies would mean surrendering to the capitalists, so the only option was to continue the fight. Did the new socialist Germany have any hope of winning the conflict? Could they rely on assistance from other countries? Perhaps the triumph of socialism in Germany would spread, but could they really trust the Russian Bolsheviks, whose brand of revolution and Communism was very different and surely would never work in a major industrialized country like Germany…
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