Lenin’s declaration of the Soviet Union
On this date in 1922 the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed.
Here’s Frye in “On the Nineteenth Century”:
Marx thought of Communism as a natural evolution out of capitalism: when capitalism had reached a certain stage of deadlock through its inherent contradictions, a guided revolutionary movement would shift control of production from a few exploiters to the workers. This evolutionary development did not occur: Communism was established in an essentially pre-industrial country, and became simply the adversary of capitalism, not its successor. (CW 17, 318)