94% done with War and Peace

I wonder what Russia would have been like had War and Peace not been written, or to look at from another angle, was (a novel like) War and Peace inevitable?

The notion of breaking with French society, with the ‘west’ and finding life and harmony in just being Russian found expression not too many decades later with the revolution and with communism’s desire to cast off the rich and rise up the common man.

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