What political idea in Russian History does Old Major represent in the book Animal Farm?

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Old Major is generally understood to represent not so much an idea in Russian history as a particular figure (actually, a German). In Chapter One of the novel, Major has just had a dream and wants to share it with all the other animals. As such, he is a sort of philosopher, certainly the originator of the idea which eventually becomes Animalism in the novel. As such, he is...

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