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     Communism had one of the greatest political impacts than any other political ideas in the 20th century around the world. What is important and interesting about communism is its background, concept, and why many countries apply to this idea. This essay will generally focus on the background, ideology, and why the countries and political parties applied to this idea.

     Communism did not exist until the 18th century. The idea of communism originated from the industrial revolution in Great Britain and French Revolution in France. These two revolutions had proven the fact that rich and power could be successfully challenged by the poor the powerless people. During this time ¡§A German philosopher and economist born in 1818, who lived most of his life in England, Karl Marx¡¨ (Communism, pg 7) was very aware of the huge gap between the rich and the poor. The poor were starving while the rich were luxurious and wealthy. Marx wanted to change this, and he wanted to make things right, so the best way to accomplish the goal is through the idea of socialism or communism

     ¡§The word communism comes from the French word ¡¥commun¡¦ which means ¡¥belong to all.¡¦¡¨ (Communism, pg 6) The idea and concept of communism is very similar to socialism. ¡§Under socialism, there will be shared ownership but people would still be rewarded according to how much work they have done.¡¨ (Communism, pg 5) In contrast...

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