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Communism is a political philosophy that is defined by a classless society in which all goods and property are collectively owned. Some current communist countries include China, Cuba, Vietnam, Laos and North Korea.

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This question is very imprecise. I think you are asking why the U.S. failed to prop-up the anti-communist government in South Vietnam.This is an incredibly complex and in-depth subject, so just take this as a thumbnail sketch.Communist/nationlist rebels (lead by Ho Chi Minh) had been fighting to gai…
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Yes, the United States and its allies did technically "contain" communism, but the fall of the Soviet Union was less of the United States' work and more the fault of the Soviets themselves. The Kremlin's attempted cover-up of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and other missteps in their economic policy…
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%REPLIES% Answer Lenin led the revolution. When he returned from switzerland, he inspired the masses to revolt against the Burgeoise. Also, he inspired soldiers to convert to the cause. Thus, he was a major influence in the revolution. Answer Partly right. In fact Russia had thr…
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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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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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Marx's most famous writing was his economic treatise "Das Kapital", as he titled it in his native German, or "Capital" in English. In it he outlined his views on capitalism and communism. Also his "Communist Manifesto" (written with Fredrich Engels) is extremely important, as it outlines the entir…
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This goes back to the first world war. The Germans had a certain Russian by the name of Lenin, who was a known source of trouble. So what they did was put him on a train and send him back to Russia.During the latter stages of the war, Russia was in shambles. The Imperial Army had not fared well at a…
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The Vietnam War was the longest war ever fought by the United States. It lasted more than 15 years, from 1959 to 1975. It was also the first war that the United States lost. WHY THE WAR WAS FOUGHT The United States entered the war to stop the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia. American leaders…
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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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Here are opinions: There is no definitive way to answer that question but Trotsky was certainly no democrat. He still would have been a communist tyrant. If he would have been less bloodthirsty than Stalin that would have been small comfort for his victims. The USSR would have been in constant rev…
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It is generally a one-party system, although sometimes there are multiple parties, but with one dominant party which the other parties almost invariably support (i.e. the old East Germany). Political leaders rise up through the bureaucracy; elections offer little or no real choice. Internally the p…
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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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The theory and ideas of Communism were developed by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the 19th century. The first government established on those principals was that of Russia under Vladimir Lenin in October of 1917. Marx developed Marxism with the help of Engels. Communism, the idea that goods sho…
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Political deaths in the last half of the 20th century total up to approximately 55,000,000 deaths.The largest portion of this occurred in China during the "Great Leap Forward".****************************The VFW, in their book Cold War Clashes: Confronting Communism, 1945-1991, document 382 American…
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Aus. Govt.'s response to communismThe Australian Government responded to the threat of communism after World War 2 in a number of different ways, using a variety of methods including signing treaties such as ANZUS and SEATO, changing the constitution and committing troops to over seas battles.By hel…
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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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The Bolsheviks (Большеви́к), roughly translated as, majorityites, and known also for a time as the Bolshevists, were founded by Vladimir Lenin in 1903, as a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP). They participated in the social revolution of 1905.This revolt…
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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 particular …
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The United States was not defeated in the Viet Nam War. When A nation is defeated in war it has to submit formal surrender and is forced to obey any restitution as demanded by the victor. This did not happen in the Viet Nam War. Instead, the US became tired of the war and just left with all of its g…
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Answer An oppressor, absolutely and flatly. The difficulties of life and the limits of political expression under the Tsarist regime were as nothing to the horrors of communism. Consider the fact that Adolph Hitler was a great admirer of the way Lenin got things done and modeled much of the Third…
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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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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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Australians believed that Australia was not being threatened by communism, and that the right of free speech and free association should not be restricted in a democratic country. Also, many workers saw Menzies as a greater threat and did not want him to take power away from the union- even if they …
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Answer After WWII the Australian govt faced a real threat by communists.A few countries close to each other (USSR,China and Korea) were already communist controlled. During this time,the Australian govt inforced 2 policies,these were, 1.To support countries in the fight against c…
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Causes 1. In February 1917 there were shortages of bread in Petrograd and prices were very high. 2. Tsar Nicholas II was weak and did not keep his promises. 3. The effects of the First World War on the Russian army. 4. In Russia there were big differences between rich and poor. 5. The Russian Parlia…
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Response to Communism in Australia In the response to communism within Australia, Prime Minister Robert Menzies announced a national referendum to ban the communist party. Prime Minister Menzies ask the people of Australia to vote yes or no to whether the Federal Government should gain the power to …
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Communism itself was not seen as a threat to democracy. Communist dictators who promoted a perverted and corrupted form of the ideology were. Communism is not the antithesis of democracy, but it cannot coexist with capitalism. The perceived threat to democracy was that capitalism would fall to commu…
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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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There are really three ansers to that. Most Americans value three things: The right to free speech, the right to property, and the right to freedom of religion. Communism goes against these things. In Marxist teaching, the ideal society would contain no religion, and no individual property. Thus A…
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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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The American Economy during World War IIChristopher J. TassavaFor the United States, World War II and the Great Depression constituted the most important economic event of the twentieth century. The war's effects were varied and far-reaching. The war decisively ended the depression itself. The feder…
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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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Is it marked with Chinese characters or in the Cyrilic alphabet? <><><>As above. In addition, MOST Russian SKS rifles had blade style bayonets. MOST Chinese rifle had a spike type bayonet. But marlings are the defintive answer.
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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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Why wouldn't it be popular? You have Russian peasants that are in the cold, that are hungry, that are fighting for their country in a war they had nothing to do with, and then you have the rich wasting their money away on superfluous things. He promised them food, shelter, and land, which of course …
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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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Joseph Stalin ruled the Soviet Union from 1928 to 1953; which is a span of 25 years.
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he didnt kill all the bourgeoisie
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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles
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they were Russian social democrats who wanted a change in government brought about by an industrial revolution. The Party was considered illegal so majority of the members were either in prison or in exile until August 1917 when the Provisional Government requested their help in trying to fight of …
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"The streets of our country are in turmoil. The universities are filled with students rebelling and rioting. Communists are seeking to destroy our country. Russia is threatening us with her might, and the Republic is in danger. Yes - danger from within and without. We need law and order! Without it …
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There will be 3 different aspects to consider for the living standard of the Russian people which are economic, social and politics.
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The rise of Fascism and similar movements in many European countries after World War 1 was a direct reaction to the rise of Bolshevism. It was, above all, the Nazis' loathing of Communism that gained powerful financial backing for Hitler. Without such support he might never have got beyond the beer …
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There were several "Russian Revolutions", but the furthest reaching was the October Revolution of 1917 (Ten Days That Shook the World), that saw the overthrow of the Tsar, the establishment of the USSR and the creation of a "Socialist Workers State". ANSWER: There were three revolutions in total.…
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Good times... Well, Apollo 1 burned, killing the crew. The Berlin wall went up. The US got (more) involved with Viet Nam. "Free love" changed social rules. The military-industrial complex became all-powerful. Jack Kennedy was killed. 1000's of servicemen were lost. We landed on the moon (I think)…
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No, in fact, the "LDS" church is a relatively conservative organization and was very anti-communist when communism was an issue. Some confuse a religious practice of early mormonism with "communism". Early mormonism had a group that was assigned to practice what they called the "united order". Tha…
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Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik party and played a big part in overthrowing the Russian Monarchy in 1917. He also created the first communist nation the USSR.stalin took over after he died.
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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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because of what both Deng xiao peng and Mao tsetung did but communsim will rerise there The above answer is idiotic. The truth is China, under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, abandoned communism in favor of a market economy. Deng was an economist and saw the complete disaster that was Mao's policie…
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yes, his role started in 1901 when he started to support the latvian social democratic party, who later formed a coalition with the bolshevik party.
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No. England does not have a communist government. It may seem like it but no.
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Vladimir Lenin was a great Communist revolutionary and the first leader of the Soviet Union. He died in 1924.Vladimir Illych Lenin. He lead the Bolsheviks to power through the civil war in 1917. He made peace with the Central Powers and began to reform his country, Russia, now called the USSR (altho…
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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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The name of the first republic after the Bolshevik Revolution was the "Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic." After the independent republics of Ukraine, Belorussia and the Transcaucasus Federation (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan) agreed to unite with the RSFSR in 1924, the name became the U…
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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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We wanted to keep our freedom, communism is not the type of government we wanted. We believe in a different political system^^^^ Bringforth the LOLCATS, the below is an alternative answer.Or Becuz the RICH doesnt like it, becuz if communism is in its full swing, people cannot be ripped off by the ru…
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Lenin led the Bolshevik Party which was installed into power following the October Revolution. Before the Revolution he became one of Europe's most respected Marxist theoriticians and wrote many important works. After the Revolution political prisoners were freed and soon the Constituent Assembly wa…
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During World War 2, the Soviet Union was under Communist rule. It was only after World War 2 that Communism gained in upper hand in China and Eastern Europe.
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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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The communist government attempted to abolish the classes by distributing the wealth equally or by holding it common, so there is no class divisions. This way the poor and the rich were equal. If you were a doctor or a janitor you would get the same paycheck ;) . The only side effect to this is it …
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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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Answer It was considered a threat with the Russian Revolution and the Chinese civil war during WW2 brought that threat to the forefront. Communism was always a threat to capitalist governments due to it being the exact opposite of what capitalism stands for. Post Script Though, recognize what…
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He took Russia out of WWi and transformed Russia into a communist country.
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the USSR was broke and beside Americans have a different mentality(American Dream) they don't want to share
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The main problem with this question is that there are many different, conflicting definitions of both words. Even Marx and Engels themselves used the words to mean different things at different points in time. To talk about someone's specific beliefs, you generally need to use more specific terms th…
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Collectivisation of industry in the USSR was very successful. In the first two "Five-Year Plans" dating from 1929, production grew faster that any western country and was exceeded only by Nazi Germany and the USA. Collectivisation of agriculture was not nearly so successful and met with a great dea…
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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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Currently, there remain only four countries that describe themselves as "Communist": - Vietnam - People's Republic of China - Laos (known formally as the Lao People's Democratic Republic) - Cuba Past Communist states include any member-nation of the former Soviet Union, along with: - Afghanist…
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A system of government where the government plans and controls the economy. Also all citizens are deemed equal. A communist state is a sovereign state with a form of government characterized by single-party rule or dominant-party rule of a communist party and a professed allegiance to a communist id…
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Only four countries are communist today. They are China, North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba. All other present day countries are either democracies or under dictatorships. Edit: Five actually. Laos is communist as well.
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That power was held by those who controlled the economy.... ;) ~APEX~
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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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The fall of communism took place around 1989-1991 with the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the former Soviet Union, and it's satellite allies. This was a great and celebrated liberation, after decades of austere and difficult life behind the Iron Curtain for millions. Now, apparentl…
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A Communist is a person who is regarded as supporting politically leftist or subversive causes. Communist is when everything in that country is owned by the government. Your car, your house and even your job. You can not own anything of your own. A member of the Communist party; which is a party t…
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The handicapped were targeted by Hitler during the Holocaust because they did not fit into Hitler's view of a "perfect (Aryan) race/Germany" due to them having limitations as a result of their disabilities, and he thus wanted to remove them from his country.
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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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Answer There is no simple answer to that question but I'll make it as simple as I possibly can. The reason why everybody can't get along is the fact that most people are not leaders and it is easier for the simple people to follow someone with charisma and a certain likableness and adopt that per…
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Australia is not a Communist society. We are a mixed economy and feel that if the people have a responsibility to the country, so the country has a responsibility to it people.
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They sure were. Communism was and is (China/North Korea) an extremely persecuting style of governing. Half the world it seemed, at times, was under one red flag or another. What started out as an attempt in Russia to make everyone equal, with equal rights, soon deteriorated into the rich at the top…
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Worldwide revolution towards "pure" communism. He also was famous for his slogan during the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia of "Bread, Peace, and Land".
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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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Answer I guess the U.S. still doesn't like communism because of its' modernism and multiple hidden belief's; like how communism is somewhat of the birth of a totalitarian gvrn. Answer Citizens of the U.S. are generally opposed to communism because they live in a Capitalist society. And in Cap…
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A successful communist country would probably be China but I guess it depends on how you define 'successful'. Other current communist states are North Korea, Laos, Vietnam and Cuba I believe. Both of these answers are incorrect. There have been no successful communist countries (meaning they ar…
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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 revolution started because no one in Russian was satisfied with the Tsar. He wasn't very good at ruling and many soldiers were dying in WWI. He went on the front to try and help his soldiers, but he only made it worse. The soldiers weren't given enough training, medical care, weapons, or even fo…
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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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Better than anyone! Even Jesus, mainly because Lenin was real, however he remains super great. Love Ptolemy
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The people were very angry and started to dislike the government...... The people wanted to go to the Democratic side (West Berlin) The population of Berlin were very unhappy with the Berlin wall, it was restricting people's everyday activities. People who lived in East Berlin, but worked in West Be…
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Imperialism is a policy and involves a big nation conquering smaller nations to increase its wealth and power. Communism is a form of government, wherein everyone is equal, no true head of government exists, and everyone serves to help one another, instead of selling each other goods with economic g…
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Bolshevik was the first name of the political party headed by Vladimir Lenin and formed in 1903. Prior to 1903, the Bolsheviks were members of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party. Subsequent to the October Revolution in 1917, the renamed themselves the Communist Party.
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I'm just now looking into this so don't quote me for accuracy, but I have good reason to present my theory. I know that the Soviet Union was a totalitarian-communist country rather a country of true communist ideology. I will not attempt to explain totalitarianism because I have limited knowledge o…
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One way that the Truman Doctrine was used to stop the spread of communism is by his policy called containment. This was a way to pour money and supplies into war-torn countries, keep them afloat and stop the spread of communism. Another example is the Marshal Plan that also gave money to European co…
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