• 07-NOV-2017

Lessons from history: preventing the rise of undemocratic and extremist forces in our societies

The House of European History hosted a debate on 7 November 2017 to mark 100 years since the Russian Revolution.

At the time it looked like a hopeless putsch by a small group of ideological extremists but the result was a totalitarian communist regime that annihilated millions of people.

MEPs, historians and researchers reflected on the lessons from history and how Europe can prevent the rise of undemocratic, authoritarian and totalitarian forces in our societies.