"Even more importantly, for the first time, Lenin acknowledged that the Red Army
offensive into Poland in July 1920 aimed not only at the sovietisation of Poland, but also at
taking the military campaign further westwards, in particular, to Germany and England.
This intention was unknown to earlier historians working on the subject. Lenin believed
that the Red Army offensive would ignite the spark of revolution across Europe, as it
advanced, drawing fresh recruits into its ranks, as it had during the Russian Civil War. In
this way, the Polish-Soviet War could be used as the initial engagement in a war against
the capitalist Allied states, for the overthrow of the Versailles settlement, admitting,
This was a most important turning point not only in the politics of Soviet
Russia but also in world politics... now we said we have become stronger,
and we will respond with a counterattack to each of your attempts at
attack... you risk that each of your attacks will expand the territory of the
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