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Interesting. Can you please name one or two examples for me to look up as I'm not personally aware of any large scale anarchist movemements with decisive military victories.

2 recent examples, and 2 old ones :

Recently Syrian Kurds (YPG) are more or less anarchists and had decisive military victories, mainly but not only against ISIS...

Zapatista Army of National Liberation is close to anarchism too... The conflict never was an all-out-war, so I would not called anything decisive military victories though...

During the Spanish civil war, anarchist had been instrumental against the nationalist forces, especially at the beginning of the war.

And in post WW1's Ukraine, the Makhnovshchyna had played an important historical role

He cited a whole book! :)

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