Good going Garrett Connelly, but let’s attempt to imagine that we’re being at least half way accurate about history. The US didn’t attack Russia “almost immediately after its revolution”. The US didn’t become a major world player until after WWII. Then it got into it big time.
During the Revolution the Soviets had actual socialism for about the number of weeks that we have fingers on one hand. Then the Bolsheviks took over. Beyond that, Russia never had actual socialism. The Soviet leadership called themselves socialists to hide behind the good name socialism had worldwide. The west was only too glad to call them socialists to defame socialism by associating it with a totalitarian state. And it was. It was Noam Chomsky who, in his insightful way, said that the fall of the Soviet Union was a major boost for socialism. Real socialism does not have a centralized government. And what country in the world doesn’t have a centralized government.
Americans have been subjected to the strongest propaganda for a century. But during the Cold War it was propaganda on steroids. There’s a video on Youtube about Chomsky getting right to the core of the issue like few could. You might have seen it but for others here’s the url:
A handful are sitting in yard chairs, very informally, discussing the Cold War. One says, ‘you can’t trust the Russians…they don’t keep their word…they break treaties…they’re not a nation like other nations’. Chomsky immediately replies, 'How about this…you can’t trust the Russians…they don’t keep their word…they break treaties…because they ARE a nation like other nations.
Governments don’t tell the truth. All governments.