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Ideals and History of Communism - Ideals and History of Communism Communism is an idea that is often associated with negative points 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]
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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 169)....   [tags: Communism, Communist]
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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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Modern Communism - Modern Communism Banners of Marx, Engles, Lenin, Stalin (USSR) 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 Politics Marx Essays]
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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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Critique of Communism in Animal Farm by George Orwell - Karl Marx’s perfect society described in his Communist Manifesto is in direct conflict with the implementation of Soviet Communism, which was scathingly criticized by George Orwell’s book Animal Farm. Karl Marx believed that in order to form a just and equal society, the working class, called the proletariat, would have to overthrow those who owned the means of production, who were known as the bourgeoisie. This was to be known as the Proletariat Revolution where the oppressed laborers in capitalist societies, such as England, would unite under a common cause to overthrow the oppressive bourgeoisie, and establish a communist society....   [tags: Communism Communist] 1289 words
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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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Communist Memorialization - The rhetorical implications of Communist memorialization are intricate. Communism is both a personal (family) history and a collective (national/global) history. Each commemorative display in Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Germany are indicative to that particular country’s role in Communism; their historicity is mainly dependent upon social, political, and artistic ideals that transform from one generation to another. Which, may lend reason to, why and what each of these countries chose to memorialize from their past....   [tags: Communism]
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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: essays research papers] 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: essays research papers] 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: essays research papers] 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: essays research papers] 369 words
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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 neither to support communism over capitalism nor the reverse of that. Rather, it is to inform the reader of communism's migration through time and hopefully assist the regression of such fear....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Communism - Communism Missing Works Cited Communism is the belief that everyone in a society should be equal and share their wealth. It is an outgrowth of socialism and Anabaptism (Laski 45). It became a firmly rooted term after the Russian Revolution of 1917. According to the words of Karl Marx, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" 1. These theories were spread by Karl Marx. He believed that what a person made of himself reflected his effort (McLellan 1). He also believed that communism, or the state of equality was ones "final stage in life" (Leone 1)....   [tags: History Politics Political] 1728 words
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Communism - Communism This definition is right and is fully accurate, but it only demonstrates the theory of communism and doesn^t explain how it really worked. It doesn^t say that the theory never worked out, because it is impossible to make it work. I am going to tell some things about communism in USSR where my parents lived all their lives, but when I was born it was already dying out. So, mostly everything that I am going to tell is based on what my parents and grandparents told me about life in USSR....   [tags: essays papers] 922 words
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Communism - 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: essays research papers] 608 words
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Communism - Communism Everyone that was born within the last 100 years knows or has heard about communism. But most do not know the actual basis of communism. They have been given the “Red Scare” and as usual people use fear as an excuse to go against a new idea that goes against the norm. But the truth is that what we strive for in our civil rights movements and the “equality for the masses” is the basis of communism. Making sure that everyone had the same share of wealth and giving the “have nots” an equal share of the wealth and power is the true ideal of communism.(Britannica, M575) First of all, if you want to know about communism we must first look at Marxism....   [tags: Papers] 1895 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: essays research papers] 404 words
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Communism - 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: Papers] 1095 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: essays research papers] 804 words
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Communism - "Every line I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism," reads the preface to George Orwell’s satire, Animal Farm. The rest of that line, which reads "And for Democratic Socialism as I understand it," was omitted from the 1956 edition of the book. Orwell has been called a traitor to the socialists, while at the same time becoming a sort of hero to the right wing. Animal Farm is not only a parody of Stalinist Russia, it also demonstrates that Russia wasn’t truly a Social Democracy....   [tags: essays research papers] 528 words
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Communism - The lure of easy women almost made me a spy and traitor to my country "Sex Lead Me To Communism" from Man to Man Vol. 2, No. 2, 1951 SEX, woman's most resistless weapon through the ages for the domination of the male, has proven one of the most successful and insidious devices in the secret arsenal of the Communists to recruit their unsavory army of spies, saboteurs and disruptionists in the grimly declared war on the United States and all decent mankind. In the relentless effort of the Kremlin to turn the whole world into faceless slaves in order that "The International Soviet shall be the human race," as their official song, The Internationale, declares, there is no honor or conscience, and promiscuity is the rule, not the exception....   [tags: essays research papers] 2707 words
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Chinese Communism: How Bad Can It Be? Interviewing My Aunt - 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, social studies, classes, China, intervi] 1327 words
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Communism Q & A - ... This creates a state of equality in the society because of which people do not have to fight for supreme power. Karl Marx defined communism in the following words “Communism is for us not a state of affairs that is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement that abolishes the present state of things [emphasis in original]” (Holmes 2009). The workers in a communist government are not trapped to a single job as they have the freedom to change jobs whenever they want to....   [tags: Government]
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Vietnamese Communism - ... Thong believed that losing one’s family was worse than losing one’s country. Ho Chi Minh’s first involvement against political action came on May 9, 1908 when he joined a peasant uprising as a translator. Attempting to translate in the front of the crowd, he was beaten and forced to hide at his friend’s house at night to prevent being arrested. In the following years, Ho Chi Minh yearned to go overseas; he said to journalist Anna Louise Strong, “The people of Vietnam, including my own father, often wondered who would help them to remove them the yoke of French control…I saw that I must go abroad to see for myself....   [tags: Political Science] 1887 words
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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: Chinese Government] 835 words
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Failure of Communism - ... Greed aside, let us imagine that we have found a collective nation, without government, who believe in the common-wealth and wants to collectively support everyone and have no man above another. In such a community, as in all communities, there would be varying personalities as well as varying work ethics from person to person. As each individual chooses his/her profession, even though they believe in the common-wealth, over time a sense of value of his/her trade comes into play. This is where pride rears its head....   [tags: Political Science Government]
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The Fall of Communism - ... By the beginning of 1990, the wall was decimated with a few watch towers standing as memorials to the fallen that tried to escape to freedom in the West. In December of 1991, the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc officially broke apart, breaking up into fifteen sovereign countries. This was the end of the biggest communist country in the world, end to the Cold War, and containment policies. The former Soviet Union is now known as Russia. When governments are overthrown and dismantled, some of the effects are obviously immediate while others last for centuries....   [tags: World History ]
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Communism in America - Communism in America COMMUNISM. A word that has brought fear to many Americans since the early 1900s. What exactly is communism and what makes it so bad. Most people hear about everyone living by the same rules and how there is no rich or poor everybody’s equal but do they ever stop to ask how are they going to get the money to make it like that. Well, in my paper I’ll show how communists plan to make everybody equal. Communism has been around for hundreds even thousands of years. It was first made popular by *1 V.I....   [tags: Government ]
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Gender Equality and Communism - Gender Equality and Communism Equality for women was a pillar of the ideology of communist regimes that ascended to power in Eastern Central Europe with Soviet support following World War II. Since religion was declared illegitimate by communist theory, marriage was not considered sacred; rather, it was deemed a capitalist mechanism for oppressing women. Thus, communist regimes began instituting policies intended to facilitate gender equality. However, the actual methods employed by communist regimes to encourage equality for women had varying effects (e.g., incorporation of women into the labor force)....   [tags: Gender Sex Communist Argumentative Essays]
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Exposing The Irony of McCarthyism - Both The Crucible and “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues” agree with the hypocrisy and lack of sense that the time called the Red Scare or McCarthyism began, fed and ended. The Crucible uses the Salem Witch Trials as an allegory to show this side of the Red Scare while Bob Dylan uses an obvious sarcasm to show his point of view. Both Bob Dylan and Arthur Miller expose the irony of the time period called McCarthyism. The Crucible was written to show people living during the Cold War how ridiculous their thoughts, actions and beliefs were....   [tags: Communism] 676 words
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Swords Into Plowshares - Swords Into Plowshares The prophet Isaiah declared, “And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” (New International Version) This scripture is prominently displayed upon the walls of the United Nations in New York. The charter of the United Nations a document written with the purpose of promoting peace and the endeavor to avoid another world war....   [tags: Communism] 1940 words
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Understanding Marxist Historiography: An Overview - Understanding Marxist Historiography: An Overview Wherever one stands on the ideological scale, it is hard to refute the influence Karl Marx, and his subsequent theories and doctrines, have had on the world at large. Some, like Vladimir Lenin, took Marx’s ideals and turned it into a political party and system of government, while others, like Mao Zedong, have simply used it as a basic foundation to further their own ideological and political ambitions. But in its truest essence, based on the writings and subsequent comments made by Marx and others, Marxism is a view of the world, offering both resources to scholars and laymen alike....   [tags: Communism] 741 words
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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: Papers] 365 words
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An Analysis of Communism - An Analysis of Communism Different forms of government have existed through the ages, including capitalism, monarchy, socialism, dictatorship, and theocracy. Communism is a government that developed in the early nineteen hundreds. The theory of communism is to create a government under which all people are equal. Communism hasn't achieved its goal to make all people equal. The leaders of communist nations have shown an insatiable desire for power. They take what the workers produce and give back only what is necessary (Orwell 10)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 646 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: essays research papers] 904 words
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Socratic Communism - Throughout the course of history there have been numerous ideas and designs for the structure of a community. Democracies and dictatorships are two examples of designs for the structure of a community. There are many political structures that are very successful, as well as other political structures that fail due to lack of support or the way the political system is structured. There also exist community structures that only exist theoretically. One type of community structure that is theoretical is Socrates idea of a just society....   [tags: Philosophy] 671 words
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The Death of Communism - The Death of Communism The United States longest and bloodiest war was the Vietnam War, which was fought from 1959 until 1975.(Communist Manifesto 1) In this war 57,685 Americans were killed, and their were over 2 million Vietnamese deaths.(Communist Manifesto 3) One of the main causes of the war was a commonly held American belief called the Domino Theory. This theory stated that if the U.S. allowed one country to fall to communism, those around it would fall, and then those around it, eventually taking over the whole world....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 820 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: essays research papers] 1019 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: Papers] 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: essays research papers] 583 words
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The Specter of 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: essays research papers fc]
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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: essays research papers] 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: essays research papers] 2204 words
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Concepts of Communism and “Harrison Bergeron” - ... By different the government in “Harrison Bergeron” is tremendously strict and enforces people to wear devices, head pieces, weights, and anything to resolve equality. The government made it to where no one is better than each other. It eliminates all possibilities to be free and to express who you really are. “He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains” (Vonnegut Jr....   [tags: Government ]
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Communism In Cuba - 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: essays research papers fc]
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Communism In America - Joseph Raymond McCarthy was a Republican Senator from the state of Wisconsin between 1947 and 1957. Between 1950 and 1954, McCarthy became noted for unsubstantiated claims that there were Communist and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the federal government. Beginning in the late 1940s, as the Cold War escalated between the United States, the Soviet Union and the Peoples Republic of China, the United States went through a period of intense anti-communist tensions and suspicion. Many thousands of individuals were suspected of being Soviet spies, Communists, or communist sympathizers....   [tags: American History] 1557 words
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Vietnam And Communism - Fighting Vietnam and Communism Fighting the Vietnam War dramatically changed the lives of everyone even remotely involved, especially the brave individuals actually fighting amidst the terror. One of the first things concerned when reading these war stories was the detail given in each case. Quotes and other specific pieces of information are given in each occurrence yet these stories were collected in 1981, over ten years following the brutal war. This definitely shows the magnitude of the war’s impact on these servicemen....   [tags: essays research papers] 610 words
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Platos 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 all forms of government exist the extreme violence and selfishness of party struggles for factions within society....   [tags: essays research papers] 685 words
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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: Papers] 1327 words
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Communism vs. Capitalism - 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: Politics]
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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: Sociology] 703 words
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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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Communism Used Successfully - Though the rewards are pleasing to the ear, the path to obtaining the benefits of communism is a violent one. This strict governing idea was derived from Communist Manifesto, a book written by two German economists, Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels, who declare that many problems in society are caused by the unequal distribution of wealth. These two believe that “Communism deprives no man of the ability to appropriate the fruits of his labour. The only thing it deprives him of is the ability to enslave others by means of such appropriations.” To achieve the goal of happiness and prosperity for all, the lines that distinguish the differences between the rich and poor must be erased....   [tags: Government] 1636 words
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Karl Marx's Communism - ... Later Marx identified the three types of alienation in a capitalistic society; he believed the only solution was communism. When Marx was in Paris he became close friends with Friedrich Engels, an author who shared Marx’s view on capitalism. Engels decided to help Marx and his family financially which enabled Marx to concentrate on his economic and political theories. In January of 1846, Marx established the Communist Correspondence Committee which was created to intertwine socialist leaders of Europe....   [tags: Biography ]
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Communism vs. Hegelism - ... The constant throughout this is the continual move toward a freer citizenry. Marx, whose philosophical journey began after Hegel’s, agreed wholeheartedly with the findings Hegel made. When describing history within his Communist Manifesto he states that “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles” (Marx 369). The Communist Manifesto was Marx’s declaration of how the future of human civilization would be shaped, and how history was created. In each class struggle, Marx noticed a struggle for freedom....   [tags: Philosophy, Hegel, Marx] 1694 words
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Arthur Miller's The Crucible: A Defense for His Communist Friends - Arthur Miller was an American author who was born in 1915. He wrote ‘the crucible’ in 1953 during the McCarthy period when Americans were accusing each other of pro-communist beliefs. Many of Miller’s friends were being attacked as communists and in 1956; Miller himself was brought before the House of Un-American Activities Committee where he was found guilty of beliefs in communism. The verdict was reversed in 1957 in an appeals court. The crucible was written to warn people about the mass hysteria that happened in Salem and how the McCarthy period could follow the same route....   [tags: Arthur Miller, communism, crucible,] 2106 words
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The Cold War - The Cold War was one of the most important political confrontations of the twentieth century, with the potential to wreak enormous damage to the world and its inhabitants. It began during the last stages of World War II when the alliances were crumbling and ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The Cold War was the 20th century's version of great power rivalry (except they were superpowers with the ability to annihilate each other with nuclear weapons at a moments notice.) From the moment the Bolsheviks seized control of Russia in 1917 conflict with the Capitalist West was inevitable....   [tags: Communism] 803 words
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China vs. North Korea: Communism - ... In China the one party of the Chinese Communist Party will rule as an Authoritarian body over the nation, but in North Korea the sole power rest dangerously in the arms of one person. Some of the reason for this dissimilarity between the two government structures lies in the country’s differing political cultures. Some of the disparity between China and North Korea can be seen in their constitutions and what they are based on. According to Dr. Axel Tschentscher LL.M. ( 2012) at Bern University and author of the International Constitutional Law Project, he noted concerning North Korea that “The preamble of the constitution states that Chuch'e is the basis of the DPRK, as does article 3....   [tags: Government]
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The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe - The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe Communism is like Prohibition - it's a good idea but it won't work" (Will Rogers, 1927) (1) This essay will give a brief introduction to communism. It will then discuss the various factors which combined to bring about the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. It will examine each of these factors and evaluate the effect of each. Finally it will attempt to assertain whether Rogers' opinion (see above quotation) on Communism is true, that is, whether communism was truly doomed to fail from the start, or whether its collapse was a result of external influences....   [tags: essays papers]
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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: essays research papers] 842 words
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The Fall of Communism in Russia - Communism in the USSR was doomed from the onset. Communism was condemned due to lack of support from other nations, condemned due to corruption within its leadership, condemned due to the moral weakness of humanity, making what is perfect on paper, ineffective in the real world. The end of this system was very violent. It left one of the two most powerful nations in the world fearful of what was to come. Communism can either be called a concept or system of society. In a society that follows the communist beliefs groups own the major resources and means of production, rather than a certain individual....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Capitalism vs. Communism - Capitalism vs. Communism For many years the United States as looked upon communism as an evil and must not spread to other countries. The Cold War is a perfect example of this; we spent 40 years in terror due to this way of thinking. Now we understand that communism is not an evil just another way of organizing a country. Capitalism and Communism has its own ideas on how a government should run, whether it’s through advancement of people According to Minsky capitalism is not just the market economy, but it is also a financial economy (1)....   [tags: Compare Conrast Comparison] 749 words
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The Fall of Communism in Russia - 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: Papers] 1694 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: Papers] 1440 words
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The Advantages of Communism Over Capitalism - The Advantages of Communism Over Capitalism The purpose of this essay is to prove that Communism is a better form of economic organization, compared to capitalism. I will use the following examples of quality, employment, health care and society, to show why Communism is a better form of economic organization. First of all in a communist regime, people are all equal to each other no matter how educated that person is, in the eyes of the government. For example a Surgeon how is very well educated is equal in status with a peasant farmer because in communism their is no such thing as lower class, middle class and upper class....   [tags: Politics Political Essays] 857 words
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Communism and its Unfortunate Flaw - Communism and its Unfortunate Flaw Throughout the course of history, colonies, city-states, and countries alike have attempted different forms of government. From monarchies to anarchies, it has remained clear what manner of government works best, both for the economy and the people- a capitalist society. Capitalism breeds competition and individual accomplishments. Unfortunately Karl Marx did not feel this way when he published his short piece, The Communist Manifesto, a cry for all those in favor of a communist world to stand up and unite....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1087 words
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