If I would say to someone, "Everything you believe to be true is upside down and backward!", would they believe it? Probably not.
For example, Tsar Nicholas II of turn of the century Russia was so taken by the progress and wealth of America, he instituted land reforms under a man named Stolypin that would have given power and ownership of the land to the former serfs, the creation of the Duma, much like our Congress, and rural communes. It was reforms like these that would have encouraged the Russian people to think about the possibility of a benignly elected government in which the people could democratically participate, something they knew nothing of. Russia had never benefited from the social advances made by the Greco-Roman periods or the political philosophies that had emerged from them.
However, at least the Tsar realized the free market effect of personal ownership and private property. He wanted to move Russia from a Medival period to the Modern age. Having discovered a massive oil reserve in Baku, the Tsar had intentions of turning Russia into a massive oil exporter and thus the chance to become a competitor on the oil markets. At the time, this was the largest oil deposit in the world and extracting it would have driven oil prices way down.
This of course didn't make the oil men and international bankers any too happy. So what did they do? Attempt to put Russia on hold! The American International Corporation (AIC) was created, as a powerful cartel allegedly devoted to stimulate world trade. But in truth, however, it was created to fund the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II by a small group of professional revolutionaries: the Bolsheviks.
So, between 1907 and 1910 the conspirators met several times with would-be revolutionaries Leon Trotsky, already living in exile in New York, and Vladimir I. Lenin, living in exile in Zurich. Eventually the arch-capitalists struck a deal with the arch-anti-capitalists: in exchange for financing their “revolution,” the capitalists would be allowed to have a hidden hand in designing the economy of what was soon to become the Soviet Union —allegedly the staunchest anti-capitalist nation in the world.
With the help of numerous "conspirators", Lenin returned to Russia with plenty of gold in his famous “sealed” train, and, soon after Trotsky, under the protection of President Wilson and Colonel Edward Mandel House, followed with more gold.
This gold, all from American bankers, made the Russian “revolution" possible.