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CHAPTER 6RedStarDynamoLokomotivTorpedoFC : FootballinEasternEurope

Themostimportantcleavageinworldpoliticsinthetwentiethcentury wasundoubtedlythatbetweenthecommunistblocundertheleadership oftheformerUnionofSovietSocialistRepublicsandtheWestern capitalistblocundertheleadershipoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica. FollowingtheRussianrevolutionin1917andtheensuingcivilwar,the SovietUnionwasfoundedin1922.Thenewsocialistpoliticaland economicsystemwasadirectchallengetothecapitalisteconomic systemandthemulti-partypoliticsoftheWest.AllaspectsofSoviet societyweretoberadicallytransformed,includingsport.