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Max Weber suggested in 1904 that certain tenets of Protestantism were more favorable to commerce and thus led to the rise of capitalism in his book The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.Karl Marx earlier suggested the reverse connection; that the rise of commerce and capitalism in Europe…
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The Founding Fathers realized that direct democracy could not work on such a large scale as the population of the newly formed nation. Hence, the whole idea of a "democracy" and a "republic" were very frightening at the time, for many worried that the country would be unstable and falter to despots …
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That depends on exactly how you define the word. They certainly intended to create a government in which the people were the ultimate authority and which was answerable to their will. However, that was not what they would have meant by the word democracy. To them democracy meant a government on the …
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In order for a democracy to work, it is important that the people have knowledge about the definition of democracy and how it works. Thus, it is highly important for a country to have an educated population in order for the democratic system to work. This is important because uneducated people tend …
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Economics If you want a clear, compelling and comprehensive answer to this question, the best person to ask is an economist, or a student of economics, because communism was first and foremost an economic failure. To wit, communists fail to fully appreciate that economy is predicated upon the princ…
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The politicians get to offer whats seems to be free stuff... For example ...many people believe they get free health care... but its not,,,they collect the money from the people...they would say we get the money from mean rich people and business...but they too just charge more money....its a great …
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A republic is different from democracy..... yes everyone can vote......but vote whom???? In a republic, the head of state is elected. France is a republic country.... China follows communism..... just find about China's form of government...... ------------ A republic is normally a system of gove…
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the best answer is the civilian government
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Communism is an economic and political system based on the principle "From each according to their ability, to each according to their need." It stresses that the control of the means of producing economic goods in a society should reside in the hands of those who invest their labor for production. …
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Historically, there have been many uses of the term liberal. Four popular conceptions include: philosophical liberal, originating during the Enlightenment period with philosophers such as Hobbes, Locke, and Hume, who supported the fundamental freedom of human beings and legitimacy of government stem…
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Communist Party of Australia This article is about the historical Communist Party of Australia, dissolved in 1991. For the current party, see Communist Party of Australia (revived) The Communist Party of Australia was founded in Sydney on 30 October 1920 by a group of socialists inspired by reports …
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3rd June 2009 The following is an outline of how the Catholic Church is organised. Parish This is the local level; each parish is headed by pastor, possibly assisted by other clergy. A parish has a council, a group of people elected the people; the council advises the clergy on almost all paris…
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It is an act of congress passed after the Vietnam War, over President Nixon's veto, and of dubious constitutionality, which seeks to define and limit the powers of the president of the United States to command the armed forces. The most important provision is that if the U.S. armed forces go into co…
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There were some positive aspects, with the trains running on time being the most famous example.[I'll be referring to Fascist Italy in my answer as it is the only true fascist state to have existed]Italy, after WWI, was, like many other European countries, demoralized, bankrupt, socially volatile an…
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Answer 1 1) Economic: motives included the desire to make money, to expand and control foreign trade, to create new markets for products, to acquire raw materials and cheap labor, to compete for investments and resources, and to export industrial technology and transportation methods. 2) Politica…
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liberty   Frankly, there is no "One Indicator" that defines democracy. A democracy requires a variety of different factors, each of which is key to promoting a healthy democracy. In particular, open elections, open communications, transparent government decision-making, the level of citizen pa…
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Zana Kh. GulmohamadPolitical parties have a significant impact in forming the government. Political parties aim to influence governments, particularly in countries which have democratic systems. For the last century political parties have been involved in forming and establishing governments in many…
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Communism has never existed in the People's Republic of China. The official economic model utilized in China is the "Socialist market economy" or "Socialism with Chinese characteristics", which is actually just a state capitalist economy based on state-owned enterprises and free-markets. The gover…
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There are 5 countries under Communism: Vietnam, Cuba, China, Laos, and North Korea. Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos and China are the main five communist states, though none of these countries practise pure communism.
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Positive motives for imperialism Frankly the only positive motives for imperialism are self serving to the capitalists themselves. Since imperialism can be described as an evolution of capitalism through which one nation seeks or attempts to control the affairs of another economically or politicall…
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Imperialism is basically the formation of an empire. It is more specificially the creation and/or maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural, and territorial relationships, usually between states and often in the form of an empire, based on domination and subordination. It occurs when one countr…
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Simple Answer: Communism. China is a single-party republic ruled by the Communist Party. International Relations Theory Answer: China is a right-wing Leninist State, not a Communist one. Leninism is the political theory that a single party rules the government and governs all affairs as opposed …
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If I understand the question correctly, then; Communism rejects all forms of government in favour of mass participatory democracy (autonomously organised i.e not by a state)
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Ancient Greece - particularly Athens - was where democracy was first introduced. All the male citizens of Athens could vote for their leaders. Although this did not include women or slaves, this was the bulk of the male population of the city. The word democracy, in fact, comes from Greek: Demos me…
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This will not explain the history or origins or theology of Communism; I will just explain here how it works as a system of government.The key points of Communism are: There are no copyright laws, there is no private property, the government owns the economy, and no one can have an economic monopoly…
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A confederation is a loose association of sovereign states, which govern the entire confederation through consensus (usually, but not always, requiring unanimous consensus). It thus allows smaller groups to work together, while retaining a large degree of their independence on most issues. A confed…
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Fascism is complex and as a result, you may find several slightly different answers as to what it is. Here are some of our CONTRIBUTOR'S Answers: Answer 1 Fascism (as behavior) is a centrist point of view, it's a result of communism. The label 'fascism' has italian origins (see below) [Italian fa…
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I really dont know sorry
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In political science, the 'Third Wave' refers to the third wave of democratisation that occurred during the overthrow of dictatorships in the 1970s, especially in Greece, Spain, and Portugal.
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Marx and Engels Those two should come immediately to mind. Then there's Lenin, Stalin, Mao Zedong (Tse-Tung), and Castro, to name the most infamous and murderous ones. :) your welcome
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Generally speaking an economic system's name is not related to a "type" of government. There are too many variables. What can be asked or said is " what type of government allows for a capitalist economy?"The governments typically seen as endorsing capitalism in modern day terms are those that foste…
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Karl Marx was the first to propose the idea. Vladamir Lenin and the Bolshevik party were the first to start a Communist government. Whether it was truly communust or not is down to debate.
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There was no incentive to work or create new goods and services which lead to a stagnation in the economy as well as massive inefficiency's (In Soviet Russia it was not unusual for a family to wait up to 10 years for a car) the soviet union also oppressed its people by censorship and the imprisonmen…
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Communism came about because poor countries wanted a quick fix for their economy. For instance, China, back in the early 1900's, was not a Communist nation. It became that way after years of poverty. What communists' do is go after the farmers, etc, and tell them that Communism will give them money,…
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Communism as a political theory was derived from the 1848 libretto "The Communist Manifesto" written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. There were several attempts in the late 1800s and early 1900s for Communists to come to power, with the first major success being the Bolshevist Revolution in Russi…
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Anne's favorite subject was history, and she was particularly fascinated with Mythology and Genealogy. Anne liked dogs fully as well as she like cats, though most people who knew the Franks considered the family "cat" people. Anne could dislocate one arm at will, to the endless amazement of her fr…
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Answer It affected us because we did not like the way it was ran and we where afraid they would take us over and make us that way. Answer During the early late 1930s - 1940s the rearing of the ugly head of Communism hit the U.S. It was especially apparent in Hollywood. Many actors were brough…
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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles
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Democracy Democracy goes back to ancient Greece and was defined by Aristotle as the "rule of many." A government, by this definition, is democratic if all, or most, of the citizens take part in the government or make policy for the government. This is also known as participatory democracy. Some o…
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The treaty of Versailles set very unfair terms of peace for the defeated nations like Germany. These nations were deprived of territory, their military was demobilized and their economies were burdened by subjecting them to compensate for war losses. This lead to severe economic crisis and growth of…
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Probably none. It's certainly not a blueprint for other countries. The situation in Germany was most unusual in two respects: 1. Germany had an earlier (though unsuccessful) democratic tradition of sorts. 2. The country that had prided itself on its cultural, academic and scientific achievements,…
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The main Italian and Nazi ideology of Fascism consisted of: Fascism is centered on an Ethnic state, where the nation is united by their heritage and looks, and those of un-pure Aryan or Italian heritage were often (in the case of the Nazi) condemned to death for simply existingExtreme NationalismMil…
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'Democracy' comes from the Greek words demos and kratos ('people power' or rule by the people'). It signifies a type of government where the people control or are the government, as opposed to rule a monarch (one ruler), a dictator (0ne ruler) or oligarchs (a few rulers). There are two general kin…
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That's the problem it don't! Answer Well, to start, Communism has never literally existed. They were in a state of Socialism. The Official term for "Chinese communism" is Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. Soviet Russia, however, chose to follow Marxism-Leninism. Mao claimed to have supplement…
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The rise of Communism in China is largely due to a man named Mao Zedong. He was poorly educated as a child but highly intelligent. Zedong left home and had become a member of the Nationalist Army as the Revolution began around 1911. He was soon introduced to and became powerfully influenced by the p…
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Hitler, a fascist ruler, had an aggressive expansionist policy. His invasion of Poland in 1939 began the war, and peace did not return to Europe until 1945.
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These three ideological forced Great Britain to take a stand to prevent their spread. Great Britain had to fight the Axis Powers to make that these ideals did not take over the world.
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Iit means a strong nation that seeks to dominate other countries either politically, socially, or economically. Belief in the desirability of gaining colonies and dependants, or extending a country's influence though means such as trading, diplomacy or military conquest.
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Greece, around 500 B.C.
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One aspect of democracy is being able to express yourself more freely there are none there are none
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The President, Vice President, and the President's cabinet.
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The person who invented communism is Karl marx. In fact, the ideas of socialism and egalitarianism existed long before Marx. Some examples are François-Noël Babeuf in France (during the French Revolution) and Robert Owen in England.
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Communism was first developed in Russia
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Communism started in 1917 with the Russian Revolution. When the Communists overthrew the the Tsar and the Romanov Family. The conditions that led to the Russian revolution and Communism were mass poverty, starvation and just horrific living conditions for most of the Russian people in 1917. What hap…
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No. As evidenced by The Federalist Papers, the US was intentionally created as a "representative republic" by the founding fathers. Though some of them hoped it would become a democracy, the fears of their contemporaries that democracy would turn into mob rule, ultimately taking their fortunes from …
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democratic and republican
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The Greek concept of democracy intended to give power to the elite, the "citizens." Only they could vote on proposals to become law. But, it wasn't democracy because, since most Greeks were slaves, its laws were not dictated by the majority of its people. America's so-called democracy is set up alm…
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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels predicted that one day countries would overthrow all governments and share equally. This was the building block for Russian rebels opposed to the Czar. "Communism" goes back to primitive times when people lived in small groups or tribes. No one one owned any particula…
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Communism, in its purest form (the one described originally by Karl Marx, and has never been practiced) is a classless, stateless society, a utopia where everyone has everything they need. This society is impossible to build right away, so countries instead use a sort of transitional government cal…
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Sectionalism- a devotion to the interests of one geographic region over the interests of the country as a whole. The differences between the Northern and Southern states was one of the primary causes of the Civil War.
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Different parts of Eqypt used different governtments. Egypt used Monarcy, Oligarcy, Democracy and Tyrannies. Some parts of Egypt also used Direct democracy
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There are some key factors. A) It is unconstitutional - because of redistribution of wealth - Income tax was unconstitutional until the 16th Amendment B) It calls for a dictator in order to not fall apart C) Marxist philosophers have talked about gasing those who are mentaly unfit, or disabled …
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It is an elitist right wing form of government
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There are several forms of non-democratic and totalitarian governments: dictatorship, oligarchy, theocracy, and most forms of monarchy.
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the democracy was differnet because they are 2 different things! the republic is in rome and in rome theres a law that goes with the democracy so thers a big difference!
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A government in which a small group holds all the power is called an oligarchy. Governments where power is concentrated in the hands of a small group of people and successors are hand picked based on their views that are close to the views of the other members of the government.Oligarchy is the rul…
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some countries didn't appreciate their facist government
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Current nations that lead a Communist type of government include: People's Republic of ChinaRepublic of CubaLaos People's Democratic RepublicSocialist Republic of Vietnam
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Communism is a possible solution for equality in the world.Only in a perfect world we can achieve it.Communism should be a corresponding community and a solution to all atrocious hardships. Alia Hoyt on HowStuffWorks.com said: "In a perfect world, everyone would have food and shelter, and a true uto…
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It was started when Athens and the citizens got in a big disagreement and made up a democracyDemocracy started in 508 B.C when an uprising in Athens, Greece led to the "rule of the people" or democracy. We know about the democracy in Athens because of the philosopher Plato.
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Answer:China fell to the communists despite US Aid to the Chiang Kaishek and the Nationalists. We did not accept Communist China as a country until Richard Nixon and the Shanghai Communique. China did have mass deaths and famine, but this did not occur in 1949. This occured 10 years later under Maos…
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The quote is generally attributed to Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, who was Adolf Hitler's Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany. It's also, in various forms, been used by and/or attributed to several people since... Including Lenin and various Chinese ministers. In reality, though, there's no verifiable…
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In 1954, the Communist-hunting senator Joseph McCarthy, in U.S. Senate hearings that were televised live, accused the U.S. Army of "coddling Communists." As many as 20 million Americans watched the combative senator malign people who had no chance to defend themselves..
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Direct democracy is where the citizens directly influence the decisions of the government. This is compared to indirect democracy (which is what the US has) where the people elect representatives who represent their interests in the decisions of goverment.Direct democracy is a form of democracy. Th…
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Answer Pressure groups are organisations of people who all believe in the same cause. Whether it is a sectional group, campaigning for personal gain, or a cause group, working towards a specific cause, they all possess strongly held views and wish to influence some aspect of society. Pressure gro…
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"Communism," began in late October 1917 (Old Style calendar) during World War 1 after the Bolshevik Revolution. To be more accurate however, this form of government was actually socialism, not communism as Karl Marx saw it. Even the Bolsheviks/Communists understood this distinction at the time.
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Karl Marx during the Industrial Revolution. He wrote it to help the workers who were getting horrible wages and terrible working conditions. He believed that there should be a classless system.
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After WWII up until this present time.
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Political instability is a situation where by a country is currently going through political turmoil. It may also involve the death of people within that country and in many cases the country detoriates in terms of its economic progress.
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Kill anyone ...... .Actually . . . this answer doesn't really work for this question. It does if you have absolutely no moral outlook on dictatorship and what is involved in it. Secondly, killing someone does not a make a person a dictator. It just makes them a killer. To become a dictator you must…
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Afghanistan is declared as an Islamic Republic currently with a parliament. The actual functioning of the government, however, occurs less according to "legitimate" political processes, such as parliamentary voting procedures, bureaucratic agencies, and law enforcement agencies, and more through the…
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It caused tensions between countries (further enhancing the conflict between Germany and Britain) and it ignited the flame that then caused militarism, nationalism, and alliances.
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monarchy - an autocrat governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual parliamentary monarchy - a monarchy having a parliament kingdom - a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state empire A dictatorship is an …
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Democrat and republican
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Answer A republic is representative in some form by nature, so "representative republic" is a redundant term that is no more meaningful than the word "republic".
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There is no leader of the communist movement. Karl Marx was a philosopher not a leader.
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Benito mussolini
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A parliamentary democracy means that the political power is held by an elected parliament representing the people.
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Equality of condition describes a state in which people have a similar amount of material wealth or in which the general economic conditions of their lives are similar.
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A confederation allows for a loose alliance of autonomous states in coordinating external policy, but still allows for a large degree of freedom in internal matters. Confederations are quite hard to maintain over the long term, usually either devolving into independent states or consolidating under …
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1. The reason for stripping people of free will is to make (near) total control easier. Rebellion is impossible. 2. The second point is trickier. You say 'controls them without them realizing it'. To some extent, surely, they are aware. They know that they can be observed and they know about the dr…
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This is a matter of opinion, however the goals of Communism are good. Communism as has been practiced has been brutal to civil rights, and self-described Communist dictators have been responsible for millions of deaths. However, many would say that this was not Socialism as described by Robert Owen…
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Benito Mussolini, who led Italy from 1925 to 1943, became a fascist in 1919. He lived from 1883 to 1945.
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Answer In political theory, alienation is the Marxist concept that a worker can be separated from the tools he needs to do his work. This allows him to be exploited by members of other classes. For example, prior to the industrial age, blacksmiths owned their own tools. This meant that they could…
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