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The Experiment by Eric  Lee
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Very insightful book, about a forgotten socialist and democratic "experiment" in newly independent Georgia between 1918 and 1921, only to be violently crushed by a military invasion of totalitarian communists, the Soviets, in winter 1921.

Clearly thoroughly researched. Yes, from someone colored by a preference of red politics, but some of the critic in one of the reviews seems quite harsh to me in this regard.

The dynamics, between socialist ranks at the time, the tumultuous times internationally, and domestically in newly independent Georgia installing a truly free and plural democracy yet at the same time fighting of foreign enemies from all 4 sides seems accurately described in a very lively and readable way.
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Reading Progress

October 20, 2017 – Shelved
October 20, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 25, 2018 – Started Reading
August 4, 2018 –
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August 11, 2018 –
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August 12, 2018 –
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77.38%
August 13, 2018 –
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85.71%
August 14, 2018 – Finished Reading

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