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The era of Communist China and the Cultural Revolution - The era of Communist China and the Cultural Revolution (1949-1976) marked a significant period in the history of China. Ongoing conflict between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Nationalist Party, Kuomintang (KMT), led to the Chinese Civil War (1945-1949). In 1949, the CPC, who allied closely with the Soviet Union, defeated the Nationalist Party and took control of mainland China. CPC’s leader Mao Zedong established the People’s Republic of China which is also commonly known today as Communist China (“History of China”)....   [tags: chinese cinema, communist party] 947 words
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Comparison between The Taste of Ashes and Post Communist Nostalgia - This essay will discuss two books, Marci Shore’s The Taste of Ashes and Maria Todorova and Zsuzsa Gille Post-Communist Nostalgia. Both books deal with post-communist Europe and use memory as a tool for their research. While Shore writes in a more personal narrative she gives us the realization that even when we rid countries of tyranny and coercion this does not in any way make these places better. In fact, things get far more complicated. It becomes evident that research has shown how you cannot throw people from a former communist regime into something democratic and expect it to automatically gain smooth running or for these people to know how to carry on as normal, while having the burde...   [tags: post communist, macri shore, yugoslavia]
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The Communist Manifesto - The Communist Manifesto opens with the famous words "The history of all hitherto societies has been the history of class struggles.” In section 1, "Bourgeois and Proletarians," Marx delineates his vision of history, focusing on the development and eventual destruction of the bourgeoisie, the middle class. Before the bourgeoisie rose to prominence, society was organized according to a feudal order run by aristocratic landowners and corporate guilds. With the discovery of America and the subsequent expansion of economic markets, a new class arose, a manufacturing class, which took control of international and domestic trade by producing goods more efficiently than the closed gu...   [tags: Communist Manifesto Essays] 748 words
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Karl Marx And The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx And The Communist Manifesto Because the first printing of the Communist Manifesto was limited and the circulation restricted, the Manifesto did not have much impact on society after it was written in 1848. This meant that there were not many people who had access to the document. It wasn’t until 1871, when the Paris Commune occurred, that the Communist Manifesto began to have a huge impact on the working class all over the world.[i] The Paris Commune, which was the insurrection of Paris against the French government, resurrected the idea of communism that had been banished for good just a few years after the Manifesto’s publishing....   [tags: Communist Manifesto Essays]
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The Decline of Aristocracy in The Communist Manifesto - The Decline of Aristocracy in The Communist Manifesto The decline of aristocracy in The Communist Manifesto began with Karl Marx’s statement, “The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.”1 Marx recognized the ideals of the social rank, which has influenced every society throughout history. The two social classes described by Marx were the Bourgeoisie, or the upper class, and the Proletariats, or the lower class. Before the Bourgeoisie came to social power, landowners and corporate organizations ran the society....   [tags: Communist Manifesto Essays]
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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx - The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx   Karl Marx (1818-1883) has been established (post-mortem of course, like almost all greats, it seems) as one of the most influential thinkers and writers of modern times. The Communist Manifesto published in 1848, lays down his theories on socialism. This manifesto was used to establish Communist Russia. Although that "experiment" failed, there are still points in his work that I find relevant in today's society.   One of Marx's arguments is that the society created by the bourgeois is so powerful and out of control that it can no longer be controlled....   [tags: Communist Manifesto Essays] 514 words
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Society at the Time of the Communist Manifesto - Society at the Time of the Communist Manifesto Much was going on in society at the time the Communist Manifesto was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Society was undergoing many changes and issues, and many events took place as a result of this. To many people in England it seemed that the middle class was taking control—and Marx and Engels agreed in the Communist Manifesto. They stated, “The bourgeoisie, historically, has played a most revolutionary part....   [tags: Communist Manifesto Europe Essays]
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Summary of the Communist Manifesto - During the late 1840’s the idea of Communism had risen among the European powers. Communism is the idea of “the movement that aims to overthrow the capitalist order by revolutionary means and to establish a classless society in which all goods will be socially owned.”[1] During this era the idea of a movement advancing towards the highest form of social organization and togetherness rose within the European countries. “It [communism] settles the question of men and nature, existence and essence, freedom and necessity, individual and collectiveness.”[2] The Communist Manifesto reflects an attempt to explain the goals of Communism, as well as the theory underlying the communist movement....   [tags: Communist Manifesto Essays]
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Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels formulates the basic concepts of Communism. Faith and reason can be used to explain parts of this document. The Communist Manifesto has definite views dealing with faith, and along with this, religion. In the Manifesto, Marx states that religion is not needed in Communism because a society under Communism is classless. Marx uses reason to explain what will happen to society due to the materialism of the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Communist Manifesto Essays]
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Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx explains the history of all societies as the history of class conflicts, he claims that the power and direction of all societies is determined by the modes of production, as such when the mode of production no longer suits the relations of society there is a revolution. He predicts that a revolution is coming between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie, and calls its coming inevitable. Marx argues that the bourgeoisies are no longer fit to rule, nor is their rule sustainable, as such the proletariat will overthrow them and end all class antagonisms with the creation of a classless society....   [tags: Communist Manifesto Essays]
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Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto Faith and Reason Communism can seem very desirable. “It argued a world without war, in which the meek and the disadvantaged would share without distinction, the anticipated material and spiritual abundance generated by advanced.”(Gregor 19) This seems as though it would be the ideal form of government but in reality it is far from that. I will tell you about three of the most powerful communist countries of the twentieth century. The countries that I am talking about are the Soviet Union, or Russia as it is called today, the Peoples Republic of China, and Cuba....   [tags: Communist Manifesto Essays]
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U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy Launches Communist Witch Hunt - McCarthyism destroyed many peoples lives and it was one of the saddest events of American history. Joseph McCarthy was a politician that made everyone become afraid of “communist”. He also accused many citizens that weren’t actual communist. McCarthy was unethical with his accusations and only wanted to be in the spotlight. He was the key figure in the anticommunist madness. Joseph McCarthy was born into a Roman Catholic family as the fifth of nine children in Appleton, Wisconsin on November 14, 1908....   [tags: Joseph McCarthy, communist party, anti-communism]
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A Summary of the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx - A Summary of the Communist Manifesto by 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 Manifesto of the Communist Party, written by Karl Marx and edited by Frederick Engels, describes the goals of the communist party for ending exploitation of the working class and creating a society in which there is equality in society without social classes.1 The first part of the Manifesto...   [tags: Communist Manifesto Karl Marx Engels Communism] 1585 words
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Summary of Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx - Summary of Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx Introduction Karl Marx was born in 1818 into a middle-class, German family. During his studies, Marx was heavily influenced by the philosophy of Hegel. He joined a group called the “Young Hegelians.” The group, though “inspired by Hegel, [was] determined to champion the more radical aspects of the old master's system.”[i] Though he was a strong scholar, he got into trouble because of his radical political views.[ii] In 1847, together with fellow German, Freidrich Engels, Marx wrote The Communist Manifesto....   [tags: Karl Marx Communist Manifesto Essays]
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The Ideas of Karl Marx and The Communist Manifesto - The Ideas of Karl Marx and The Communist Manifesto It has been shown by many historians, scientists, and psychologists that people are affected by the world around them. This is exactly what caused Karl Marx to write his Communist Manifesto. The living conditions of the working class-his proletariat, as well as that of the bourgeoisie (the upper class) must have had a profound effect on his views and ideals. In France the living conditions spawned from the actions of the current economy and ruling body....   [tags: Karl Marx Socialism Communist Essays]
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Communist Manifesto - The Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto is too long to be a concise declaration of principles and too short to be a book. It is comprised of about 17,000 words including various introductions by Friedrich Engels. It is arranged, basically, in four sections. The first section introduces the Marxian idea of history as a class struggle. It juxtaposes the conditions and development of various strata of society, "freeman and slave, patrician and plebian, lord and serf...in a word, oppressor and oppressed." It hypothesizes how the development of each of these in history gave rise to the next step in an inevitable historical process culminating ultimately in the rise of one work...   [tags: Communist Manifesto Essays] 1002 words
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Communist Manifesto - Manifesto of the Communist Party Political Ideologies The basic thought running through the manifesto is that all history has been a history of class struggles between the exploited and exploiting, between dominated and dominating classes at different stages of social evolution. (Slavery, Feudalism, Capitalism, Socialism, Communism). This struggle, however, is believed to have reached a stage where the exploited and oppressed class (the proletariat) can no longer liberate itself from the bourgeoisie....   [tags: Communist Manifesto Essays] 947 words
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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels      The Communist Manifesto was written by two world renowned philosophers, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. This book was produced in an era of great suffering and anguish of all workers in a socially distressed system. In a time when revolutions were spreading through Europe like wildfire, Marx organized his thoughts and views to produce the critical pamphlet “The Communist Manifesto”. Marx’s scrutiny illustrates his belief that unless change is to occur the constant outcome will repeatedly remain uniform....   [tags: Communist Manifesto Essays] 1063 words
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Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto and Its Impact on Society - Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto and Its Impact on Society According to the humanities based themes, autonomy and responsibility are defined as “the individual person has the ability to make choices; with those choices comes a responsibility for the consequences of those choices.” [i] This can be related to the Communist Manifesto, which was written by Karl Marx in the 1800’s. Even deeper though, it correlates the class struggles that were apparent in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries....   [tags: Communist Manifesto Essays]
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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, outlines how a society should be run under communism. The document provides truths to what is wrong with society; what causes these wrongs; how they can be fixed; and how this relates to humans and nature. Marx was a political philosopher of German ancestry. Marx and Engels split the document up into four sections: Section 1: Bourgeois and Proletarians, section 2: Proletarians and Communists, section 3: Socialists and Communist literature, and section 4: Positions of the Communists in relation to the Various Existing Opposition Parties....   [tags: Communist Manifesto Marx Engels Essays] 960 words
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The Effects of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto on Human Values - The Effects of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto on Human Values What was it like living in the times before the Communist Manifesto was introduced to society. What kind of affect did this document have on the values of the average family. How did it influence the values of the individual. Sometimes these values where affected in a way that does not come directly from the release of the Manifesto but instead vicariously through other events brought on by the document. Overall, an interesting topic to look at is what it meant to be human in the 1840’s....   [tags: Karl Marx Communist Manifesto Essays]
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Analysis of The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx (1818-1883) was one of the most influential thinkers and writers of modern times. Although it was only until after his death when his doctrine became world know and was titled Marxism. Marx is best known for his publication, The Communist Manifesto that he wrote with Engels; it became a very influential for future ideologies. A German political philosopher and revolutionary, Karl Marx was widely known for his radical concepts of society. This paper give an analysis of “The Manifesto” which is a series of writings to advocate Marx ‘s theory of struggles between classes....   [tags: Karl Marx, marxism, Bourgeois, communism]
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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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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 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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A Communist Society - A Communist Society A communist society is very different than the society Americans find themselves living in today. Communism is a term of ancient origin and is not a form of political party, but a type of socialism where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Therefore, the individual members of this, foreign, society blend into one greater populist all striving to succeed the same goal. In a communist neighborhood everyone shares and there is no wealth, or poverty, no social status at all....   [tags: Karl Marx Communism Manifesto Essays]
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The Communist Manifesto - Political theorist, Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels wrote, Communist Manifesto, which is the documentation of the Communist party, published February 1848, in London. This is one of history's most influential literature pieces. This manifesto was written during a period known as “the hungry 1840's”, which accounted to their ideas and theories (Boyer 151). The Communist Manifesto contained many challenging ideas that changed the mind set of every person even till this day. Their ideas led to the communist revolutions in Russia and China....   [tags: Political Theorists, Karl Marx, Fredrich Engles]
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The Communist Manifesto - The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx in 1848 is noted as one of the most influential political documents in the world. The publication of the book earned Marx the reputation of a prominent sociologist and political theorist. Despite his renown, there are many controversies concerning the ideas and concepts of communism formulated in the papers that are still heatedly debated even today. Marx (1998) opened the book with, “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” (p.4)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Marx] 1892 words
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The Communist Manifesto - Material welfare is one of the criteria used to identify social status of individual in a society. Generally, material well-being depends on wage. Commonly, rate of wage depends on what kind of job person would occupy. Therefore, as people perform different functions it may cause wage gap and consequently social inequality towards material welfare in the society. Karl Marx and Robert B. Reich’s works cover an issue of financial inequality between poor and rich population in a global context. Both authors differently described current conditions of wealth people in particular and made different predictions concerning their future....   [tags: Sociology, Marx] 1163 words
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The Communist Manifesto - As of December 31, 2013, Facebook boasts over a billion monthly active users, Twitter has about 190 million and YouTube gets about 92 billion page views per month. (Facbook, 2014; Statistic Brain, 2014) Americans spend more time on social media than on any other Internet activity, including email. (Business Insider, 2014) While social media differs from traditional media outlets such as television and newspapers in that it allows users to generate content to advance their own ideas, social media outlets have also become large corporations that function in the same way as mass media in using our labor, information and attention as commodity to generate profit....   [tags: marx, bourgeoisie and proletariat]
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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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Communist Society in Ayn Rand’s book, Anthem - Final Draft In Ayn Rand’s book, Anthem displays the struggle of the individual against a government that refuses to recognize the individual’s value, a communist culture. Equality 7-2521 is an intelligent and determined innovator who challenges to violate the rules of his strangling society and discover the forbidden word, the word that changes everything: “Ego”. By discovering this lost word, Equality rediscovers the idea of the individual, and the worth of the individual outside of the collective group of “we”....   [tags: Mythology, Society, Communism]
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The Individual and Society in the Communist Manifesto - The Individual and Society in the Communist Manifesto The end of 19th century, Western Society was changing physically, philosophically, economically, and politically. It was an influential and critical time in that the Industrial Revolution created a new class. Many contemporary observers realized the dramatic changes in society. Among these were Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels who observed the conditions of the working man, or the proletariat, and saw a change in how goods and wealth were distributed....   [tags: Karl Marx Communism Essays]
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Class Struggle and the Communist Manifesto - Class Struggle and the Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto is profoundly marked by the history of class struggle and social inequality throughout history. In fact Marx suggests that history is in essence merely a timeline of class struggle, unchanging apart from the alteration in mode of production. The document is the story of the conflict between the Proletariat and the Bourgeois, the oppressed and the oppressor, the haves and the have nots, etc. However, this is not a new idea and Marx is really not all that radical....   [tags: Karl Marx Communism Manifesto Essays]
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Marx and the Communist Movement - Marx and the Communist Movement The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels, has become one of the world's most influential and significant pieces of political propaganda ever written. It contains the viewpoints and ideology of the world-view that Marx and Engels had come to know from their political involvement from the previous years. Published in 1848, in a time of European revolution, the Manifesto is an incisive summary of the Marxist vision and outlines the foundation of the Marxist movement....   [tags: Marxism Karl Marx Communism Essays] 920 words
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Class Systems in a Communist Society - Communism started around mid-nineteenth century. It is a political and economic belief. Communists work toward getting rid of any private owned property or any businesses that make a profit (“Communism”). Communists used the class system to try to work on eliminating any properties owned or profit’s made. But it didn’t work. In a communist society, the class system is the main reason why the society failed. Most communist parties are undemocratic and unbending in both spirit and practice. By the 1980s, more than one-fourth of the world has changed to communism beliefs....   [tags: political and economic belief]
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A Criticism of the Manifesto of the Communist Party - In modern society, no better example of this exploitation can perhaps be found than Foxconn. As a manufacturing plant providing parts and assembly for a growing global consumerism market, the workers are continually exploited in a manner that is consistent with Marx’s outline of the problems with capitalism. Not only are wages low and fail to increase congruently with inflation, but workers are subjected to exploitation by the bourgeois outside of the workplace in the form of company-owned dormitories and shops....   [tags: modern society, exploitation, Foxconn]
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The Communist Party and McCarthyism - Fear can be a fuel for fires of concern and worry in the hearts of many people. Hitler used this tactic in WWII to convince many that the Jewish were abominations to the world. In this sense, this is one way that Soviet Union profited from the population of the US. During the Cold War, the silent threat of a nuclear attack raged on between the Soviet Union and America. Eastern Europe was slowly being consumed with Communism during WWII and was spreading quickly. After the Cold War had continued to darken America, the fear of Communism encroached upon the citizens; the American Communist party became more of the worry every day....   [tags: fear, cold war] 1255 words
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Theories and Aims of the Communist Manifesto - ... Out of the collapse of slavery came feudalism, which was the beginning of monarchs, religious rule, mercenaries and a division between nobles and peasants. When the monarch’s power was preventing the merchant’s modes of production it too collapsed into the fourth stage, capitalism. Capitalism became mainstream during the industrial revolution. This is where we see a market economy and how profit motives ruled citizens. Wages rewarded laborers for their work for the first time; however, Marx believes the pitfall is that the working class was not being paid what they were worth....   [tags: classes, production, equity]
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The Communist Regime in Romania - Romania and Communism The Communist Regime in Romania was overall one of the toughest compared with what happened in other countries in Central-Eastern Europe; except, of course, the Soviet Union under Stalin. Communism in Romania is presented from the politic and economic points of view, as well as social perspective through the lack of freedom that affected Romanians’ lifestyle for many years. The history of Romania sees several criminal and political facts through Communism Regime. The Socialist Republic of Romania comes into effect officially from 1947 to 1989....   [tags: the history of romania, soviet union]
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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx - The Communist Manifesto was first published on the eve of the revolutions of which shook things up in Europe in 1848. It was written by Communists, that assembled their thoughts and views in order to directly tell of their goals, views and clear up any miscommunications. The audience targeted is the public, therefore being somewhat general and easy to comprehend; it was to act as a window, a widened view on Communism, as a theory and political communist movement. This book is composed of four sections, the first part dealing with Communists’ theory of history and the relationship between proletariats and bourgeoisie....   [tags: class, power, property]
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McCarthy and The Anti-communist Crusade - The Constitution was written in order to protect the general rights of all Americans as well as to set guidelines for limiting government control. During the 1950’s, Senator Joseph McCarthy caused a nationwide phenomenon, which led to the government violating many rights of Americans. As McCarthy addressed to the Wheeling Women’s Republican Club in Wheeling, West Virginia, in February of 1950, While I cannot take the time to name all the men in the State Department who have been named as members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring I have here in my hand a list of 205 that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still...   [tags: rights, government control, cold war]
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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx - ... Although he knows rebelling and teaching society about literature and liberty is the right thing to do, he also knows that the government has deeply engrained its ideals into society. McGovern explains, “Controllers of mass communication and other producers of entertainment decide which ideas they will censor and which they will disseminate, and the public decides what it will enjoy, what it will believe, and how it will act” (McGovern 2). These ideals have been around for decades, and Montag knows his people are creatures of habit....   [tags: philosophy, miller, bradburry]
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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx - The positivist tradition in anthropology, suggested in the Erikson text to have begun following the release of The Course of Positive Philosophy by August Comte between 1830-1842 describes anthropology as the “position that social phenomena can, and should, be investigated 'objectively,' without reference to the personal opinions or the cultural context of the investigator” (Erikson, & Murphy, 2010, p. 10). The early modern study of anthropology is essentially an articulation of Comte's views on how human societies should be examined....   [tags: positivist tradition, erikson, anthropology] 1253 words
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Effects of Chinese Communist Revolution - ... People were put into different classes, and the class of landlords was suppressed. Despites those landlords who treated the peasants badly, and they got properties by exploiting the others, but there were good landlords who worked with the peasants and earn their properties by hard work. In The Corpse Walker, the former landlord Zhou Shude said ”I was kind to others. I had never harmed anyone or harbored any ill feelings toward others. However, my fellow villagers, who used to be polite and respectful, had suddenly changed, as if they had all donned different facial masks.” (Liao, 137) Zhou was a kind landlord, who worked very hard to buy back the properties that his brother sold for opi...   [tags: world history, conflicts that changed the world] 876 words
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Marx (The Communist Manifesto) and Rousseau - The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Karl Marx examined the role that the state played and its relationship to its citizen’s participation and access to the political economy during different struggles and tumultuous times. Rousseau was a believer of the concept of social contract with limits established by the good will and community participation of citizens while government receives its powers given to it. Karl Marx believed that power was to be taken by the people through the elimination of the upper class bourgeois’ personal property and capital....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx - Much of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto discusses the relationship between how a capitalist society produces its’ goods and how this affects the social structure of the society. Throughout the manifesto, Marx used the term mode of production to refer to how a given society structures its’ economic production, it also refers to how a society produces and with what capital the society produces. Human capital plays a large part in Marx’s communist manifesto, concerning himself with the relations of production, which refers to the relationship between those who own the means of production (bourgeoisie) and those who do not own the fruit of their labor (proletariat)....   [tags: society, replacing capitalism] 899 words
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Wal-Mart As A Communist Regime - If you have ever heard me talk about Wal-Mart, you may notice I constantly call it a communist regime. It may have nothing related to communism, but communism is bad and so is employment at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart for me was the most biased and unfair treatment of any kind that I have ever felt in my life. Their policies are extremely ridiculous and their managers have very unrealistic goals. Wal-Mart is, in my opinion, one of the most stressful and unfair places to work. I had just graduated high school and I wasn’t too interested in going to college....   [tags: walmart, first job, overworking] 682 words
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Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx - Class struggles have been evident since pre-recorded history. The rise of the Bourgeoisies as a society has catapulted an increase of excessiveness and greed throughout modern history, and has given rise to Communism in its most extreme forms. The Authors of the Manifesto have distinct opinions concerning the affects of the Bourgeoisies society on Modern Industry and the profits and merchants concerned with it. Chapter 1 begins with a definitive statement: “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles”....   [tags: class struggles, bourgeoisies, proletarians] 765 words
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