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The Fall of Communism - The era that preceded the formation of the Soviet Union was earmarked with social unrest, famine, and failed governments. After many struggles, many smaller soviet republics joined to form a large conglomerate nation, known as the Soviet Union in 1922. Vladimir Lenin, leader at the time, replaced the failing capitalist government with a communist government. . At the end of WWII, most of Eastern and Central Europe’s countries were being occupied by the soviet army. They came to be controlled by the Soviet government and pulled back behind an “iron Curtain”....   [tags: Communism Essays]
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The Effects of Communism in Black America - Many significant figures in black history have believed in communism as a system holding the potential to alleviate the inequalities that the structure of a largely capitalism-based society has imposed on their people. Amongst those figures is Claudia Jones, an influential black activist during the mid 1900’s. Jones’ faith in socialism extended past its ability to correct longstanding traditions and habits of racial discrimination. She believed, as Angela Davis states in her analysis of the position of women in context of their race and class, “that socialism held the only promise of liberation for Black Women, for Black people as a whole and indeed for the multi-racial working class” (Davis...   [tags: Communism, Communist]
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Communism in China - Communism is a system of government, a political ideology that rejects private ownership and promotes a classless, stateless society based on common ownership of all property and the means of production, where by all work is shared and all proceeds are commonly owned. Communism is practised in China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos and Cuba. However most of the world’s communist governments have been disbanded since the end of World War II. Soon after the Japanese surrendered at the end of World War II, Communist forces began a war against the Kuomintang in China....   [tags: Communism Essays] 835 words
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Failure of Communism - In theory, communism is a fantastic idea for society. According to Collin’s English Dictionary, communism is “a classless society in which private ownership has been abolished and the means of production and subsistence belong to the community” (Dictionary.com). While communism is most often erroneously associated with the Soviet Union and China, they are in fact a totalitarian deviation of the philosophical ideal. In a true communistic society, no government would be found. In a true communistic society, no government would be found....   [tags: Communism Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Communism - Communism: How Bad Can It Be. Everybody in my class liked Mr. Debenedetto the social studies teacher. He barely gave homework and class was fun. Who would not like him. This was one of the few classes for me to be listening intently. I was interested in the topic we were currently studying: communism. We were discussing about how America was always against communism whether it be the Vietnam War or the Cold War. At that time I did not know the true meaning of communism. The textbook definitions were always wordy and confusing....   [tags: Communism Essays] 1329 words
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The Fall of Communism in Poland - Everyone has certain rights and with those rights come certain responsibilities which one must fulfill in order to preserve their responsibilities. Those involved in the Polish Solidarity Party, which began as an independent labor union, had rights and responsibilities which they satisfied and in doing so, they created a new and improved Poland. Previous to the formation of the Solidarity Party, the Communist regime controlled Poland. Communism, based on the ideas and teachings of Karl Marx, is a system in which everyone is seen as equal and wealth is distributed equally among the people....   [tags: Communism in Poland]
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The Inception of Communism in Japan - The turn of the century for Japan came as a smooth transition from the enclosed cultural setup to the widespread adoption of the external influence of the other world. Up to the time of century turn, Japan had concentrated on having a clear control on the infiltration of the masses by new ideas and acts of handing over revenue and wealth creation to the control and eyes of the government. Sanshiro is the literature that points us to the exact scenario that existed in Japan at that time. The author introduces us to the prevalent conditions that incubated the gradual alteration of the traditional setup upheld for long by the Japanese....   [tags: Communism in Japan]
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Communism Questions and Answers - 1. What is the definition of communism. Communism is considered to be a further step ahead from Marxism. It is considered to be a society which is classless. The wealth is redistributed so that the control of the wealth does not lie only in the hands of the rich people. The privately owned businesses are converted into state property which then functions for the benefit of all the people of the state rather than a group of people. As the name implies, it is a form of economic governance for the entire community....   [tags: Communism Essays]
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The Ideals and History of Communism - Communism is a political ideal that is often associated with cruel regimes in world history. Cruel regimes in the former U.S.S.R, Germany, and Yugoslavia as well as current regimes in China, North Korea and Cuba are often thought of negatively when communism is brought up. Additionally communism is often associated with limited personal freedoms, government control and a police state that curtails civil liberties. While it is true that communism has been tried and failed, this is often because of the person or people trying to institute it and the methods they have used....   [tags: Communism: equality for all]
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Communism and Capitalism: Strange Bedfellows - What is it about communism that makes many people scurry and cringe. In America, the mere word might as well be banned from the dictionary. The only time it is used is when talking about new aggressive movements by totalitarian communist countries. American’s tolerance level for communism is zero to none. Is communism so horrific that the thought of some forms being successful is out of the question. In society today, capitalism is the leading economic system. When compared to other systems, few meet its standards of living....   [tags: Capitalism vs Communism]
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Communism is Idealistic and Unrealistic - My main understanding of Communism is that it’s an ideal society that is unrealistic for humans to maintain. It is a system of social organization where everything and everyone is equal. The ideology of communism came out of the mind of Karl Marx. He is said to be the father of Communism and it was his belief that private property was the cause of poverty and therefore came to settle on the idea that no one person should have control over their own production of goods, land ownership, or the management of funds....   [tags: Communism, utopia, Karl marx, ] 625 words
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Comparing Socialism and Communism - The life in the U.S compared to that of the Soviet Union during the 60’s is an amazing phenomenon of a declining life expectancy in a highly developed country just like in the case of the Soviet Union during the 60’s down to the 70’s. The result of the life expectancy rate in the Soviet Union shows that there is only a small part to true informal changes in the state of living. However, the weak point of the measures of life expectancy is of vital importance, although another factor is the unfavourable selection of risks by war, thereby making a less valuable comparison between the international and inter temporal....   [tags: Socialism vs Communism ] 703 words
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Wealth and Poverty: A Study on Communism and the Communist Manifesto - Communism. The word sparks dread in the hearts of many Americans raised during the Cold War. What seems to be the basis for a potential utopian society in theory, so far has never, in practice, realized the desires of its institutors. Perhaps the reason communism has never been successful in effect lies in its most basic foundations. After all, a house, as most Texans can attest to, no matter how finely built, cannot stand careful scrutiny for cracks if its foundation is built on shifting soil. In The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx addresses each of the popular objections people have, or had, towards communism....   [tags: communism, Cold War, world history]
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The Fall of Communism - The Fall of Communism The fall of communism can be linked to several reasons. Some of these reasons were internal while other were the results of outside influence. For a form of any type of government to work the people must support it, true a government can use force to make their populace submit to the will of the government as with China in Tiananmem Square. In that case, the government use armed military force to put down student demonstrator demanding for democracy reform. Meanwhile over in Eastern Europe the people are able to force a change of government....   [tags: Communism Essays] 365 words
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Communism In The U.S. - Karl Marx, author of The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, was the originator of the political and economic theory of Scientific Socialism (modern Communism). Communism, by definition, is the complete control of major resources and the means of production by government, initially in the form of autocracy. In theory, under this system all would be equal; all would share in both work, according to their ability, and profit, according to need. According to Marx, the proletariat, or working class, would revolt against the bourgeoisie, or wealthy capitalist class, because of the stark contrast prevalent between the wealthy and poor....   [tags: Communism Essays] 1019 words
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The Evolution of Communism - Communism has long been heralded in capitalist countries as the root of all evil. However, as with all phobias, this intrinsic fear of communism comes from a lack of knowledge rather than sound reasoning. It is that same fear that gave the world the Cold War and McCarthy's Red Scare. The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader of communism's evolution through time and hopefully assist the regression of unfounded fear. The ideology of communism came out of the minds of two men, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (Marxism, 11)....   [tags: Communism Essays]
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Capitalism vs Communism - “Necessity, who is the mother of invention” (Plato), but profit doesn’t hurt either. Until the First Industrial Revolution manual labor was the way of the world. The great societies of the world like the Greeks and the Romans built their empires with their hands. With the inventions during 1780-1850, machinery and innovation gave way to less manual labor. Marketing was born during this time because these new inventions needed to be sold to the public. Capitalism thrived with these inventions and mechanization was on the rise....   [tags: Capitalism vs Communism]
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Fear of Communism Caused the Vietnam War - The Vietnam war has been referred to by many names, one of the longer ones was 'the cornerstone of the free world southeast Asia'. It was called that by John F. Kennedy. He was talking about Vietnam being and essential country in a non-communist world. He believed that if Vietnam became a communist country, all of the surrounding countries would also become communists. This is the main reason America was involved in the Vietnam war. Another reason was that America wanted to spread their “political ideas around the globe”....   [tags: Vietnam war, communism, military, history,] 1616 words
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Communism and America - The word communism has always been a sort of taboo word to say. Even today we call people commies to make fun or tease people. Why did all this start. How did communism become a bad a word. Well communism has always been feared since the birth of our nation. It was the form of government that the majority of Americans did not want. Communism is basically a theory or system based on the ownership of all property and goods by the community as a whole. This system would destroy a lot of the liberties that we as Americans enjoy....   [tags: Communism Essays] 904 words
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Communism and Democracy - Communism and Democracy Communism, a concept or system of society in which the major resources and means of production are owned by the community rather than by individuals. In theory, such societies provide for equal sharing of all work, according to ability, and all benefits, according to need. Some conceptions of communist societies assume that, ultimately, coercive government would be unnecessary and therefore that such a society would be without rulers. Until the ultimate stages are reached, however, communism involves the abolition of private property by a revolutionary movement; responsibility for meeting public needs is then vested in the state (Daniels 177)....   [tags: Communism Essays] 5408 words
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Fascism And Communism - . Fascism and Communism are two different forms of government that were very similar. Fascism is a 20th century form of nationalistic, militaristic, totalitarian dictatorship that seeks to create a feasible society through strict regimentation of national and individual lives. Communism is type of government in which there is no private property and the government controls the entire economy. Communism tries to satisfy the basic needs of society by sharing work and benefits. Both theories were dictatorships that at first were loved by the people and soon later hated by them....   [tags: Communism Essays] 583 words
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Origins Of Communism - Throughout the history of the modern world, man has sought out the perfect government. An invincible system of order. And in our search for this ideal system, the idea of holding property in common has been a reoccurring thought. From early Christian communities to modern Marxist states, socialism and more specifically, communism has had an important role in the development of this ideal system. After the Great French Revolution of 1789-1794, the roots of modern-day communism can be clearly seen....   [tags: Communism Essays] 1521 words
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Containment Of Communism - The Cold War is the closest the world has ever come to complete destruction. In this period of time, two world super powers were in a stalemate economically and militarily and were constantly competing to be the superior. The Cold War started as result of World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union had some differences on their perspectives of the world. United States being the richest country in the world promoted democracy and capitalism in the world. The newly formed Soviet Union thought that communism was a better political system because it transformed their economy and status in the world from nothing but a declining empire to a super power once again....   [tags: Communism Essays] 2204 words
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Communism In Cuba - The year is 1959 and the place is Cuba. It is January 1st and Batista, the president of Cuba has just fled the country fearing Fidel Castro, a Cuban revolutionary who mounted a rebel force called the 26th of July Movement against Batista. Castro assumes power on the 16th of February and establishes a dictatorship. Communist Rule In Cuba So far, the Soviet leader, Khrushchev is in question of what political track Castro is deciding to take. Russia themselves have only one connection with Fidel which is his brother Raul who is no doubt a full communist....   [tags: Communism Essays]
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Communism and Dictatorship - Communism and Dictatorship Communism and Dictatorship are both examples of a government with full control. A government who can convince its people what it wants whether it is correct or not is a government with control. George Orwell's 1984, is a perfect example of a government's control over a society. In this novel, Winston Smith, a citizen of Oceania, questions his government's rule and purpose, but finds himself taught to accept and obey Big Brother, the government's rule. Big Brother has gained control of Oceania by controlling every citizen's daily life....   [tags: Communism Essays] 1327 words
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The Fall of Communism in Russia - Communism: "A scheme of equalizing the social conditions of life; specifically, a scheme which contemplates the abolition of inequalities in the possession of property, as by distributing all wealth equally to all, or by holding all wealth in common for the equal use and advantage of all. " (K. Marx) What Karl Marx had set out in his Communist Manifesto as guide lines for the governing of a state was proved to work to the contrary of its good intentions when applied in Russia....   [tags: Communism Essays] 1694 words
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The Fall of Communism in Russia - "Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky." Boris Yeltsin (b. 1931), Russian politician, president. Remark during a visit to the U.S. Quoted in: Independent (London, 13 Sept. 1989). The fall of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union was more than a political event. The powerful bond between economics and politics that was the integral characteristic of the state socialist system created a situation that was unique for the successor states of the Soviet Union....   [tags: Communism Essays]
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The Past and Future of Communism - Communism is an ideal society that is unrealistic for humans to maintain. In this system major resources and means of production are owned by the community rather than by individuals. The society is without money, without a state, without property and without social classes. All people would contribute to the society according to their ability and take from the society according to their needs. Fredrick Engel's believed that a proletarian could only be liberated by abolishing competition, private property, and all class differences, and replacing it with association....   [tags: Communism Essays] 1095 words
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When and Why Communism Emerged - When and Why Communism Emerged Communism is a concept or system of society in which the major resources and means of production are owned by the community rather than by individuals. This concept has been around since Plato's Republic, but it reemerged in mid-19th century due to many causes. Some are more obvious than others, and in this paper I would like to discuss, in length, when and why did communism emerge. Some minor aspects of communism were seen in ancient Oriental societies. For example, there was an Oriental commune which contained elements of "communal landed property," or the idea that all land belonged to the community instead of the people....   [tags: Communism Essays] 1440 words
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The Shattered Dream of Communism - Many people all over the world look for an outlet for which they can improve their quality of life. They strive to find the means of transforming their dreams into reality. Communism, to people everywhere, has offered the means for transforming the dream of economic equality into reality, throughout history. Communism, however, like various other political and economic movements in the history of man, has become just another shattered dream. Communism is a political and economic movement brought out to the public in the mid-nineteenth century....   [tags: Communism Essays] 1999 words
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The Changing Goals of Communism - The original goals of communism, a perfect proletariat society, transformed over time; from the revolutionary thinking of Karl Marx to the murderous communist dictatorships of V.I. Lenin and Joseph Stalin. In the original Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles, the orignal idea of communism and socialism was to form a perfect proletariat society, where there were no classes and all people lived as equals together. Over the years, the original idea of peace and equality for all was transformed and molded to fit a certain person or groups personal interests....   [tags: Communism Essays] 608 words
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Why Modern Communism Failed - Why Modern Communism Failed Why did modern communism fail. Is it because it did not fulfill its promises. Well, what exactly was it promising. In this essay, the reasons will be presented. Then we can decipher why communism did fall. Karl Marx came up with the theory known as communism. He viewed his theories and beliefs to be very promising for the working class people of the world. He had five basic theories. One, that throughout history, the workers have been exploited by the owners. Two, that the value of a product or service is determined by the materials and labor needed to produce it....   [tags: Communism Essays] 332 words
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Fahrenheit 451: Religious Freedom due to the Extremity of Communism - In his novel, Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury entices and allows readers to interpret the deeper meaning of the text, which lies far beyond the characters and the setting of the dystopia. Throughout the 50’s and 60’s, many people were deprived of religious freedom due to the extremity of communism. USSR, during the Cold War, required countries to be communists limiting them from their necessary freedoms. Within each of the multiple tragedies in which the story explores, there is a link to the peril and warfare that occurred while this book was written....   [tags: fahrenheit 451, ray bradbury, communism]
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Communism and Karl Marx - Karl Marx was an idealist. He observed the cruelties and injustices that the poor working class endured during the period of industrial revolution, and was inspired to write of a society in which no oppression existed for any class of people. Marx believed in a revolution that would end socialism and capitalism, and focus on communist principles. The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx, describes the goals of the communist party for ending exploitation of the working class and creating a society in which there is equality without social classes....   [tags: Communism Essays] 729 words
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Karl Marx and Communism - Karl Marx and Communism Were Karl Marx ideas on communism moral. It is quite obvious that some societies do or did believe that communism was a good way of life. Even though there are many drawbacks to communism there are still some advantages. Karl Marx is a man of intrigue he only did what he wanted to and not what others wanted him to do. Upon completion of my research I feel that Marx was a very bright man. His ideas may not be all together but a man that can introduce communism to the world and actually get people to follow Marx ideas is powerful to me....   [tags: Communism Essays] 1190 words
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The Fear of Communism in the Years of 1945 to 1954 - The Fear of Communism in the Years of 1945 to 1954 After world war two there was a steady build up of tension between the United States of America and the Soviet Union, which grew to such a level that the hostility grew to just short of military action. This period, known as the cold war was a large factor in causing the paranoia over communism in the USA. The Soviet Union was a communist country and historically America had always opposed communism. It was also clear that the USA- USSR alliance of World War Two was just to serve a specific purpose....   [tags: Communism Essays] 711 words
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Communism In The Soviet Union And Why It Failed - Communism in the Soviet Union and Why it Failed Communism is defined as "a system of political and economic organization in which property is owned by the community and all citizens share in the enjoyment of the common wealth, more or less according to their need." In 1917 the rise of power in the Marxist-inspired Bolsheviks in Russia along with the consolidation of power by Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, the word communism came to mean a totalitarian system controlled by a single political party....   [tags: Communism Essays] 1552 words
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The Soviet Union, Communism, and the Vietnam War - A quarter of a century after the Fall of Saigon, Vietnam continues to exercise a powerful hold of the American psyche. No deployment of American troops abroad is considered without the infusion of the Vietnam question. No formulation of strategic policy can be completed without weighing the possibility of Vietnanization. Even the politics of a person cannot be discussed without taking into account his opinion on the Vietnam Ware. This national obsession with Vietnam is perfectly national when viewed from a far....   [tags: Communism Essays] 3137 words
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The Rise Of Communism - There were many events that lead up to the Bolshevik Revolution. First off, in 1848, Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels published a thought-provoking book. The Communist Manifesto expressed their support of a world in which there was no difference in class. A world in which the workers and commoners ran the show and there was no high and supreme ruler. Many intellectual Russians began to become aware of this pamphlet as well as the advanced state of the world compared to Russia. Other countries were going through an industrial revolution, while the Czars had made it clear that no industrial surge was about to happen in Russia....   [tags: Communism Essays] 846 words
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North Korean Regime of Confucian Communism - North Korea has been in the centre of political discussions for many years, therefore much research has been done on its regime, international status, foreign policies and other matters. However, North Korea is not just a communist “hermit kingdom” created by Soviet troops during the Korean War, it is also a traditional Confucian state that shares some fundamental similarities to its neighbours. Furthermore, this same Confucianism has played an important role in the creation of the North Korean regime....   [tags: Religion, East Asia, Communism]
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The Basics of Socialism and Communism - The Basics of Socialism and Communism The radical political essay, Communist Manifesto- written by the German revolutionary philosopher Karl Marx, addresses numerous sociological problems of the 1800’s. In it, Marx basically calls for a proletariat, or working class, revolt and the installation of communism. Communism, also known as “scientific socialism”, like the latter name points out, is derived from socialism. These two complicated theories both yield a government that as autonomous political system has the responsibility to govern its country with the people's best interest as the priority....   [tags: Government History Socialism Communism Essays]
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Communism vs Capitalism - Capitalism vs. Communism Throughout history, there have been many systems developed in order to have a better society. Two of the most analyzed, and debated systems that have tired to change an economy for the best are communism, and capitalism. Communism, and capitalism have been compared on many levels, such as why they will or will not work, and which one works better. Throughout this essay I will concentrate on the differences, and similarities of how each operates, along with the benefits, and problems that each of them produces....   [tags: Communism Essays] 842 words
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Communism vs Fascism - The definition of communism is “ a system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.” The definition of fascism is “A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.” Communism and Fascism are both forms of Totalitarianism, which is when the ruler has complete power over everyone....   [tags: Communism Essays] 837 words
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Communism and its Impact on the Postwar World - Ted Grant was one of the leading Western Trotskyist theorists for decades, and many of his predictions about the Soviet Union, China and the revolutions in the developing world turned out to be remarkably prescient. Even though, Trotskyism lacked a mass party of working class base in any country. In reality, Stalinism was a counterrevolutionary movement that suppressed the masses and even the Communist Parties in favor of a bureaucratic police state. Stalin’s Russia was a “military police-state” that offered a “ready-made Bonapartist model” to underdeveloped countries like China, Cuba, Algeria, Burma, Vietnam and many others, but it was not Marxist since none of these regime sand ruling part...   [tags: imperialism, stalinism, ted grant, communism]
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The Soviet Union: Joseph Stalin and Communism - It is not difficult to lay blame to either the United States or the Soviet Union for the causes of the Cold War; the blame is to be put on the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin was not looking to do what was best for the economy or the people. His ideas of being a dictator became bigger soon after the end of World War II. He immediately looked to take control over Eastern Europe. His reasons for doing so were not for economic gain but for becoming a major world dictator. There were many differences between the United States and the Soviet Union, the main being their political and economic systems....   [tags: Joseph Stalin, Communism Essays]
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Plato's Communism - Elites: Elites not masses, govern all societies, but in whose interests do they serve. Elites are inevitable in all societies According to both Madison and Plato, factions will inevitably occur within society, the way to address this is viewed in two different ways by Plato and Madison. Plato sees within society an inherent flaw of two cities, a city of the rich and a city of the poor. He rejects oligarchy, the rule of few over many, because he believes that “absolute power corrupts absolutely” and rejects democracy for the incompetence within the system because it lacks people properly schooled in the Plutonian tradition and sees the violence inherent in the system, for: existent in a...   [tags: Communism Essays] 685 words
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Modern Communism: Marx, Engles, Lenin, and Stalin - Karl Marx never saw his ideals and beliefs, as the founding father of communist thought, implemented in the world and society because he died in 1883.1 The communist ideology did not rise to power until the beginning of the 20th century. Then it would be implemented and put into practice in the largest country in the world producing a concept that would control half of the world’s population in less than 50 years. The Manifesto of the Communist Party, written by Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels, searched for a perfect society living in equality and united in freedom....   [tags: Communism Essays]
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Chile and US Anti-Communism Affairs - In the 1960s America, the pope of democratic faith, preached to the world about the evils of communism. When Marxist Salvador Allende lost by three percent in the Chilean election of 1958, the United States decided that the next election of 1964, could not be left in the hands of democracy. The United States began to work to stop Allende from becoming president. They went so far as to create projects to help train and organize so-called anti-communists among the peasants, laborers, students, and the media....   [tags: Foreign Affairs Communism Chile] 919 words
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Communism - 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....   [tags: Communism Essays] 589 words
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Communism - “Communism” What is Communism. Communism is the doctrine of the conditions of the liberation of the proletariat. It also can be defined as a conceptualized system of government in which resources and production facilities are the property of the entire society rather than individuals. In a communist society, labor is shared equally as well, and the benefits of labor are distributed according to need (Communism.4all 1). No one person shall be ranked higher than another and there is to be one person in charge of the society in a communism government....   [tags: Communism Essays] 2929 words
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Communism - I Introduction Communism: A theory and system of social and political organization that was a major force in world politics for much of the 20th century. As a political movement, communism sought to overthrow capitalism through a workers’ revolution and establish a system in which property is owned by the community as a whole rather than by individuals. In theory, communism would create a classless society of abundance and freedom, in which all people enjoy equal social and economic status....   [tags: Communism Essays] 2781 words
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Communism - Communism is a very abortive political theory. It has never been in practice in the United States of America. It has usually been placed in practice among very unstable political environments such as Cuba and China. The general consensus on communism is that it’s a very good idea but falls short in practice because people have and always like to make decisions for themselves. Karl Marx is known as the “Father” of communism. He is recognized for this because in 1848 he wrote the Communist Manifesto....   [tags: Communism Essays] 369 words
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Communism - Communism spread dramatically during the Cold War. Russia successfully introduced communism to many smaller, unstable countries. Cuba joined forces with Russia in the effort to advance communism around the world. Technology also advanced at breakneck speeds. The US and Russia raced to claim the title “First Country to Enter Space.” Russia won that race on April 12, 1961 when Yuri Gagarin entered space and orbited Earth. The US now needed a goal that would "better" the Russian success, and President Kennedy provided one -- the first man on the moon....   [tags: Communism Essays] 404 words
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Communism - In the beginning Communism seemed to the people of Russia as a utopian ideal. The promise of the elimination of classes, of guaranteed employment, "The creation of a comprehensive social security and welfare system for all citizens that would end the misery of workers once and for all." Lenin's own interpretation of the Marxian critique was that to achieve Communism there would first have to be a socialist dictatorship to first suppress any dissent or protest. Through coercive tactics this new government seized power and in 1917 Lenin came to power....   [tags: Communism Essays] 804 words
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How Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower Tried to Stop Communism - As president, both Harry S. Truman (Democrat) and Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican) made it a top priority to contain the spread of communism. Both served for two terms in office. President Truman served as Vice-President for Roosevelt a mere eighty-two days when Roosevelt died making him the 33rd president. Truman demonstrated an aggressive and expensive methodology of dealing with Stalin and the Soviet Union. Eisenhower, conversely, concentrated his foreign policy more on promoting superior United States nuclear weapon technologies to deter Soviet expansion and the spread of communism....   [tags: communism, policy, nuclear weapon] 791 words
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Cold War: Capatalism v. Communism - “Capitalism v. Communism” During the Cold War, Europe was split between communist countries and non-communist countries. The strife was caused by the differences in the underlying values in capitalism and communism. During this time, the United States and the Soviet Union also had opposing ideologies. Despite the differing ideologies of capitalism and communism, both have affected the political, cultural, and economic development of Third World countries. Capitalism is “a way of organizing an economy so that the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) are owned by individual people and companies rather than by the government” (Merriam-...   [tags: non-communist countries, ideologies]
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America's Role in Containing Communism - Immediately after World War II, another war emerged from the horizon. The Cold War, a battle for both political and military superiority between the Soviet Union and the United States, began soon after World War II, with Vietnam as a central issue. Vietnam, bordered by China, Laos, and Cambodia, became a colony of the French in the late 1800s, who exploited the locals for raw material, such as tin, rubber, and oil. They justified imperialism by insisting that they were protecting the Vietnamese and held power over Indochina until World War II....   [tags: American History, World History, Cold War] 992 words
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