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V. I. Lenin

THE DISCUSSION OF
SELF-DETERMINATION
SUMMED UP

Written in July 1916        
Published in October 1916        
in Sbornik Sotsial-Demokrata No. 1        
Signed: N. Lenin        

Published according to
the Sbornik text
 
 

From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1964

Vol. 22, pp. 320-60.

Translated by Yuri Sdobnikov
Edited by George Hanna


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@cruzio.com (May 1997)

THE DISCUSSION OF SELF-DETERMINATION SUMMED-UP

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Socialism and the Self-Determination of Nations .  .  .  .
Is Democracy "Practicable" Under Imperialism? . .  .  .  .
What is Annexation? .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
For or Against Annexations? . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
Why Are Social-Democrats Against Annexations? .  .  .  .
Is It Right to Contrast "Europe" with the Colonies in the
Present Question? .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
Marxism or Proudhonism? .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
The Specific and the General in the Position of the Dutch
and Polish Social-Democrat Internationalists  .  .  .  .  .
Engels's Letter to Kautsky  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
The Irish Rebellion of 1916 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
Conclusion .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

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NOTES

  [100] The theses were compiled by the Editorial Board of Gazeta Robotnicza and published in Sbornik Sotsial-Demokrata No. 1 in October 1916.    [p.320]

  [101] For an assessment of the three views on Poland's independence. see Lenin's article, "The Right of Nations to Self-Determination" (Vol. 20).    [p.320]

  [102] The 1903 discussion on the R.S.D.L.P. draft Programme, later adopted at the Party's Second Congress [see "Material for the Preparation of the Programme of the R.S.D.L.P.", "Concerning the Statement of the Bund'?, "On the Manifesto of the Armenian Social-Democrats", "Does the Jewish Proletariat Need an 'Independent Political Party'?", and "The National Question in Our Programme" (see present edition, Vol. 6)], and the 1913 discus-

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sion on cultural and national autonomy between the Bolsheviks on the one hand, and, the liquidators, Trotskyites and Bundists on the other (see "The National Programme of the R.S.D.L.P.", present edition, Vol. 19 and "Critical Remarks on the National Question" and "The Right of Nations to Self-Determination", Vol. 20).    [p.321]

  [103] Marx and Engels, Selected Works, Vol. II, Moscow, 1955, pp. 32-33.    [p.323]

  [104] See pamphlet by Engels, Po und Rhein, Section IV, M/E/L, Zur deutschen Geschichte, Bd. II, 1, S. 689 (no English translation available).    [p.323]

  [105] Friedrich Engels, "Der demokratische Panslawismus", in Neue Rheinische Zeitung Nos. 222 and 223, February 15 and 16, 1849 (no English translation available).    [p.340]

  [106] See article by Engels, "What Have the Working Classes to Do with Poland?", Section 11, in Commonwealth, of March 24 and 31 and May 5, 1866.    [p.342]

  [107] Lichtstrahlen (Rays of Light) -- a monthly, the organ of the Left wing Social-Democrats of Germany, edited by Borchardt. It appeared in Berlin irregularly from 1913 to 1921.    [p.349]

  [108] Rosa Luxemburg's article, "The National Question and Autonomy", in Nos. 6, 7, 8-9, 10, 12 and 14-15 of the magazine Przeglad Socjaldemokratyczny (Social-Democratic Review) for 1908 and 1909.    [p.350]

  [109] The Right wing of the Polish Socialist Party, a petty-bourgeois nationalist party founded in 1892.    [p.350]

  [110] Marx and Engels, Selected Correspondance, Moscow, 1955, p. 423.    [p.352]

  [111] Karl Radek.    [p.354]

  [112] Rech (Speech) -- a daily, the Central Organ of the Cadet Party published in Petersburg from February 1906; closed down by the Petrograd Soviet's Revolutionary Military Committee on October 26 (November 8), 1917; publication continued under another title until August 1918.    [p.355]

  [113] Libre Belgique (Free Belgium) -- an illegal journal of the Belgian Labour Party, Brussels (1915-18).    [p.357]



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