The Iron Heel - Study Guide Chapters 13, 14 and 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter thirteen begins with Avis's description of how Everhard won election to Congress, and of how political machinations by the Oligarchy resulted in the Socialists failing to win their expected majority. The situation, she writes, led to the beginnings of war between the Oligarchy and its economic rival in Germany, a war headed off by the actions of the Socialists in both countries who worked together to stage a simultaneous week long general strike, in which all the workers stopped doing their jobs, in both countries. Once the strike was over, the war was called off and an alliance was established between Germany and the United States, an alliance that was broken when "the German socialists rose" and drove the warlord governor from power.

Chapter fourteen begins with commentary on how other countries in the world where the Revolution had been successful were waiting for...

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