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Stalin Marxism and the National Question The period of counter-revolution in Russia brought not only "thunder and lightning" in its train, but also disillusionment in the movement and lack of faith in common forces. As long as people believed in "a bright future," they fought side by side irrespective of nationality — common questions first and foremost!
But when doubt crept into people's hearts, they began to depart, each to his own national tent — let every man count only upon himself!
The "national question" first and foremost!
At the same time a profound upheaval was taking place in the economic life of the country. The year had not been in vain: The series of good harvests which succeeded the famine years, and the industrial boom which followed, furthered the progress of capitalism.
Class differentiation in the countryside, the growth of the towns, the development of trade and means of communication all took a big stride forward. This applied particularly to the border regions.
And it could not but hasten the process of economic consolidation of the nationalities of Russia. They were bound to be stirred into movement. The "constitutional regime" established at that time also acted in the same direction of awakening the nationalities.
The spread of newspapers and of literature generally, a certain freedom of the press and cultural institutions, an increase in the number of national theatres, and so forth, all unquestionably helped to strengthen "national sentiments.
And the mounting wave of militant nationalism above and the series of repressive measures taken by the "powers that be" in vengeance on the border regions for their "love of freedom," evoked an answering wave of nationalism below, which at times took the form of crude chauvinism.
The spread of Zionism  among the Jews, the increase of chauvinism in Poland, Pan-Islamism among the Tatars, the spread of nationalism among the Armenians, Georgians and Ukrainians, the general swing of the philistine towards anti-Semitism — all these are generally known facts.
The wave of nationalism swept onwards with increasing force, threatening to engulf the mass of the workers.
And the more the movement for emancipation declined, the more plentifully nationalism pushed forth its blossoms. At this difficult time Social-Democracy had a high mission — to resist nationalism and to protect the masses from the general "epidemic.
And the more powerfully the wave of nationalism advanced, the louder had to be the call of Social-Democracy for fraternity and unity among the proletarians of all the nationalities of Russia. And in this connection particular firmness was demanded of the Social-Democrats of the border regions, who came into direct contact with the nationalist movement.
But not all Social-Democrats proved equal to the task — and this applies particularly to the Social-Democrats of the border regions. The Bund, which had previously laid stress on the common tasks, now began to give prominence to its own specific, purely nationalist aims: It is evident that a serious and comprehensive discussion of the national question is required.
Consistent Social-Democrats must work solidly and indefatigably against the fog of nationalism, no matter from what quarter it proceeds.These quotes about persistence and determination are useful when you want to provide inspiration and motivation for yourself and your employees.
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Definition. The following definitions of motivation were gleaned from a variety of psychology textbooks and reflect the general consensus that motivation is an internal state or condition (sometimes described as a need, desire, or want) that serves to activate or energize behavior and give it direction (see Kleinginna and Kleinginna, a)..
internal state or condition that activates behavior. The period of counter-revolution in Russia brought not only "thunder and lightning" in its train, but also disillusionment in the movement and lack of faith in common forces.
Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. ‘his perseverance with the technique illustrates his single-mindedness’ ‘medicine is a field which requires dedication and perseverance’.