What is the percentage of the soviet population that was communist?

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In fact at their height the percentage of population that were actual members of the Communist Party never exceeded 25%
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Was the Soviet Union communist?

No, it was actually socialist and barely even that. It was communist in name only. The type of "communism" that was in Russia bore no relation to communism as Karl Marx defined it and as Lenin promised.

What is the ratio of communist to non communist population worldwide?

\nCommunist countries are China (pop. 1,338,612,968), Cuba (pop. 11,451,652), Laos (pop. 6,834,942), North Korea (pop. 22,665,345 ), and Vietnam (pop. 86,967,524). The sum of these populations is: 1 466 532 431. The world's population is: 6,706,993,152. So, in terms of percentages, the world is about 22% communist.

How did the Communist Party retain power in the Soviet Union for so many years despite that its early membership represented only a tiny percentage of the Russian population?

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Trouble makers were eliminated (terminated or sent to Siberian Prisons)...sometimes referred to as "Purged."

When did the Soviet Union become communist?

It was always communist. That was the basic foundation for the whole system of government. it was Imperial Russia until the two revolutions in 1917. firstly in February when the middle classes in the Duma (the puppet parliament) overthrew the Tsar, Nicholas II. they set up a government known as the Provisional government but was unpopular as they wanted to continue in WW1 so the Bolsheviks (communists) overthrew the government and took control themselves. That is the beginnings of the Soviet Union.

Who was the first leader of the Soviet Communist Party?

Vladimir Lenin was the first leader of the Communist Party. He had been the founder and leader of the Bolshevik Party since 1903 and remained so when the Bolshevik Party officially changed its name to the Communist Party in March 1918.

How did the communist governnment in the Soviet Union convince people to support their goals?

Communism which promotes the working or lower classes over thewealthy is popular among downtrodden people of all classes. Thecommunist people of Russia had long suffered from the semi-feudalsystem that was extant in early 20th century Russia. Czar Nicholaswas an absolute monarch and there were little if any human rights.As a result, an ideology promoting the underclass was a very easysell.

How have former Communist hardliners challenged democracy in the former Soviet republics?

Former communist hardliners have challenged the democraticallyelected people in former Soviet republics by stating that democracyhas not worked. For the most part, their statements are havinglittle effect.

Who did Stalin purge from the Soviet communist party and the military?

The Great Purge from 1934 to 1940 was used to effectively removedissenters of the Communist Party from leadership, governmentoffice, and the military. Several millions of people were detainedwith an average of 1,000 being executed a day during the mostviolent years. These acts of terror and the goal of total power by Stalin is oneof many reasons that Stalin's body was removed from the tomb withLenin in Moscow.

Who became the first communist leader of the Soviet Union?

Vladimir I. Lenin (1870-1924) led the Bolshevik October Revolution in Russia 1917. He is widely acknowledged as the founder of the Soviet Union (USSR) and was its first leader.

What did the soviet form as an alliance of all communist countries in eastern Europe except Yugoslavia?

N.A.T.O North Atlantic Treaty Organization Nope. They formed the Warsaw pact. NATO was the US, Britain, West Germany, etc.

Who was the communist dictator who established the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics?

For a brief period after the 1917 October Revolution, the RSFSR was established and headed by Aleksandr Kerensky who died in office. Vladimir Lenin was brought home to Russia and became the first Premier of the USSR from 1917 to 1922 when he retired due to ill-health and subsequently died in 1924. From 1922, the USSR was run by a committee of three, Grigory Zinovyev, Lev Kamenev and Josef Stalin. Stalin gradually got rid of the other two and by 1929, the USSR was a dictatorship under Stalin until his death, under questionable circumstances, in 1953.

Why did the Soviet Union support the creation of communist states in Eastern Europe?

The Soviet Union supported the creation of communist states in Eastern Europe because it gave them allies/increased strength.

Why did the Chinese communists disagree with the Soviets?

Communism is a type of totalitarianism. It has the following characteristics: a massive repression system run by a well established secret police forces, an official and far-reaching system for denunciatory activities, single party rule, censorship, imposition of an official ("the only correct") state ideology and appearance of newspeak. Communism didn't lead to improve any aspect of life of it's citizens. Because of it the ideology (Marxism - Leninism) was the only legitimization of communism. The ideology was described as science theory and called scientific communism. The origin of communism was shown as unavoidable historical process. Scientific communism was proving, that communism is final stadium of society's development. Note, that communist ideology was only camouflage that helped introducing terror and controlling people. The ideology of equality and justice increased many people living in democratic countries accepted and supported communism. Leninism the political and economic theories of Lenin which provided the guiding doctrine of the Soviet Union; the modification of Marxism by Lenin stressed that imperialism is the highest form of capitalism (which shifts the struggle from developed to underdeveloped countries) While Marxism is a political & economic philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in which the concept of class struggle plays a central role in understanding society's allegedly inevitable development from bourgeois oppression under capitalism to a socialist and ultimately classless society. Through systematic impoverishment of the masses, it creates a proletariat of exploited industrial workers who sell their labour as a marketable commodity. It is suggested that the proletariat will eventually rebel to emancipate mankind as a whole. This rebellion will put an end to all class distinction and all forms of exploitation. The sense of depersonalization and powerlessness felt by the working class will cease as the means of production become common property. Stalinism is a method of rule, or policies, of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union and his imitators elsewhere in the Soviet bloc. On taking power, Stalin brooked no dissent from party policies, of which he assumed the role of sole infallible interpreter. He postponed the struggle for world proletarian revolution, focusing instead on "socialism in one country." He decreed the wholesale collectivization of Russian agriculture and a program of rapid industrialization, which, though broadly effective, resulted in the deaths of many millions. Named after the Chinese revolution-ary and leader Mao Tse-Tung (or Mao Zedong, 1893-1976), Maoism is the transposition of the theory and practice of Marxism to apply to the conditions not of the urban proletariat, but of the Chinese peasantry. In some quarters in the West, especially during the late 1960s, it became optimistically regarded as the ultimate egalitarian and communitarian political ideal. The doctrines of Mao Zedong, most notably the doctrine that a continuous revolution is necessary if the leaders of a communist state are to be kept in touch with the people

Which communist nation remained independent of soviet control?

Since the question isn't open ended, the answer will be simple. The country was Yugoslavia. It was free of Soviet control after WWII. It's government was under Tito.

Why was the Communist party banned from the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic?

The Communist Party was not banned from the Russian Soviet Federated Republic. Far from it. The Communist Party under Lenin, created the RSFSR and abolished all political parties other than the Communist Party, which had been known as the Bolshevik Party until March 1918.

What communist countries were not tied to the Soviet Union during the cold war?

There was Yugoslavia, which was not a part of the iron curtain in Europe, and basically all communist countries not in Europe, i.e. China, North Korea but answer depends on your expectation: do you consider Cuba "tied"?

What percent of the people in the Soviet Union were communists?

The Soviet Union is a Socialist Country. While similar to the Communists, it is not the same.

How did the Soviet Union's fall affect other communist countries?

The Soviet Union was the center of communism. When it fell othercommunist countries either adopted democracy or free-marketreforms.

What Was the Communist Approval Rating in Soviet Russia?

Answer There were no ratings in USSR. The moment ratings do appear, was the moment USSR do breaks .

What percentage of a Ford Fusion is built by a communist country?

NONE! The Ford Fusion is built by FORD in two locations. A Hermosillo, Mexico plant and in Detroit, Michigan, USA....

The soviet premier who wanted peaceful coexistence between democratic and communist powers?

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev wanted the Cold War to end. Hewanted it replaced with peaceful coexistence between democratic andcommunist powers.

What communist nations were located between the Soviet Union and the iron curtain?

Communist nations between the iron curtain and the soviet union were found in Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Poland

Have China Soviet Russia and Cuba always been communist?

No. China has a very long non-communist history under emperors. Russia was once ruled by czars, and they are no longer communist. Cuba was ruled by the Spanish.

Who was a communist dictator of the Soviet Union?

Most Soviet leaders had beliefs about human dignity, the only trueSoviet dictator in every sense of the word was Joseph Stalin, whobecame the Soviet leader in 1924 and remained in power until hisdeath in 1953. His purges killed tens of thousands of communistsand resulted in the deaths of millions of Kulaks.

Why did the Soviets want to make the world communist?

The Soviet system was based on socialism, and specifically communism, as the highest social order possible. Capitalism as the anithesis of this order was then considered base at best, evil at worst. To 'save' people from such a system, it was felt that socialism, to the point of communism, must be introduced to the rest of the world. If this could be done by subversion or convincing argument then so much the better; if, as actually happened, force was necessary to free a country from 'oppressive' leaders then that was what they did.

What was the relationship of north Vietnam with the communists movets let by soviet union and china?

The Soviet/Chinese Communists liked having another communist partner; that's why "they" supported North Vietnam...by supplying them with everything they needed to combat the US: T54/T55 medium tanks, PT76 Amphibious light tanks, artillery, rockets, SAMs, small arms, MiG17, 19, and 21 jet interceptors (plus the training of the North Vietnamese Air Force pilots and ground (jet) mechanics IN the USSR/Communist China). Besides, this was an opportunity for the Soviets/Chinese Communists to TEST their hardware (via surrogates) against American technology. Where else, but over North Vietnam, could a Soviet built Surface to Air Missile have an opportunity to shoot down the mighty "B-52!"

What is was the relationship of north Vietnam with the communist movements led by the soviet unin and china?

The communist super-power's goal was expanding communism; Hanoi was trying to expand communism by attempting to take over the "Republic" of South Vietnam, a non-communist country (nation). North Vietnam was in keeping with communist expansion; which is why the Chinese Communists/USSR supplied Hanoi with war material & training.

Communist leader of the Soviet Union?

Joseph Stalin during WW2 and Vladimir Ivashko during the Cold War. Actually no. Lenin began the regime and Stalin took over when he died. Stalin was murdered and Nikita Krushchev was his sucessor. Leonid Breshnev was next and Mikail Gorbachev was part of the fall of the USSR. Ivashko was one of Gorbachev's official.

Was a wise political move for Nixon to visit communist china ns the soviet union?

He had an agenda. And he carried it out. Those visits were to ensure Red China and the USSR "didn't panic" when Tricky Dick (his nickname back in those days) blasted Hanoi with B52s during operations Linebacker and Linebacker II. These two bombing campaigns were a prelude to his withdrawal moves.

What was the communist leader of the Soviet Union during World War II?

Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union during World War II and he picked up many facts about atomic weapons that Roosevelt, because of old age, let slip out. With that knowledge, the Soviet Union became a superpower in the Cold War with a huge Stockholm of nuclear weaponry and armaments. He helped the Soviet Union a lot, although the Soviet Union eventually went under. What Russia (as it's called today) has more than the US are nuclear submarines. That's pretty much all.

Who was the General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party after Lenin died?

Joseph Stalin held the position of "General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party" before and after Lenin died in 1924. There was no such position as "General Secretary of the Soviet Union." Lenin never served in the General Secretary's position. He created it in 1922 and gave it to Joseph Stalin, who held it until his death in 1953. At first the position was thought to be nothing more than spokesman for Lenin, since Lenin ran the Communist Party. When Lenin was unable to govern after his stroke in 1922, Stalin used his position to gain power by appointing his allies to important Party and governmental positions and transferring his opponents out of such positions.

What was the population of the Soviet Union in 1961?

Type your answer here... In 1961, the Soviet Union: . failed to take control of West Berlin.

Who were 3 Soviet communist leaders?

Vladimir Lenin, the first leader of the Soviet Union; Joseph Stalin, the dictator of the Soviet Union; Nikita Khrushchev, who took over after Stalin and Georgi Malenkov

Why did Communist parties failed to achieve their goals in the Soviet Union and China?

Only they can say, but the view in the "West" was that they allowed political dogma to override realistic economic policies.

When was the Soviet Union a communist country?

The Soviet Union was never a communism because people were never completely equal. Those who ran the government only cared for themselves.

How did the Soviet Union carry out communist policies?

The soviet union was the world's largest planned economy, where all aspects of economic life were controlled centrally from Moscow.

What happened to the Communist ruling class in the Soviet Union by the 1970s?

The Brezhnev Doctrine was issued which asserted that the Soviet Union had the right to intervene if communism was threatened in another Communist state.

What did the American communist party have in common with the soviet communist party?

The Marxism-Leninism ideology was the common theme between theAmerican Communist Party and the Soviet Communist Party.

What was the Communist dictator of Soviet Union?

Vladimir Lenin (Dec 30 1922- Jan 21 1924) Mixed Power (From 1924 until 1932, power shared, however Joseph Stalin held most power from 1928 and was gaining since 1924) Joseph Stalin (1932-Mar 5, 1953) Nikita Khruschev (Sep 14, 1953-Oct 14, 1964) Leonid Brezhnev (Oct 14, 1964-Nov 10, 1982) Yuri Andropov (Nov 12, 1982-Feb 9, 1984) Konstantin Chernenko (Feb 13, 1984-Mar 10, 1985) Mikhail Gorbachev (Mar 11, 1985-Aug 14, 1991)

What is the Soviet Communist theory?

After the 1917th revolution, the Soviet Union was restructured with \nnew political system based on the Marxist-Leninist principles. The newly\nformed communist party by Lenin shows much interest in the media which \nserves to the working class in the country and their welfares. So the \nSoviet originates a theory from Marxist, Leninist and Stalinist \nthoughts, with mixture of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ideology is \ncalled “ Soviet Media Theory ” is also known as “The Communist Media Theory ”. The same theory was developed and followed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi in Germany and Benito Mussolini in Italy. \n. \n. Soviet Media Theory : \n. Soviet media theory is imitative of Leninist principles which based \non the Carl Marx and Engel’s ideology. The government undertake or \ncontrols the total media and communication to serve working classes and \ntheir interest. Theory says the state have absolute power to control \nany media for the benefits of people. They put end to the private \nownership of the press and other media. The government media provide \npositive thoughts to create a strong socialized society as well as \nproviding information, education, entertainment, motivation and \nmobilization. The theory describe the whole purpose of the mass media \nis to educate the greater masses of working class or workers. Here, the \npublic was encouraged to give feedback which would able to create \ninterests towards the media.

Who was the Eastern European Communist leader who was most successful in resisting control by the Soviet Union?

Josip Broz - also known as Tito (1892-1980), leader of theCommunist resistant movement in Yugoslavia, refused to capitualteStalin's demands and gained support of the people (and somesympathy from the West) by portraying the struggle as on ofYugoslave national freedom.

Why did the Soviet communists dislike the Kulaks?

The Russian Kulaks were mostly peasant class farm owners. They faced a regime under Lenin & Stalin that at first were radical Bolshevik communists. They saw the Kulaks as a problem because they supported the overthrow of the Bolshevik regime. Later, they refused to sell their crops at the price set by Lenin and his regime. The Kulaks were against abolishing private property. To avert an economic crisis, Lenin began the NEP, or New Economic Policy. For a short time this gave some ground to the Kulaks, but not for long. The NEP was abolished and the collectivization of the Soviet farm system began. Kulaks that resisted were killed. Later with Stalin in sole power of the USSR, he created a program to wipe out the peasant farmer class completely. He hated the Kulaks so much many millions of them were executed.

What did fascist Germany ad the communist soviet union have in common?

In both countries the government was dictatorial. Everything depended on one person's opinion and will. In both countries there was one-party system. In both countries there were camps for the opposition or the people undesired to separate and kill them. They both had a secret police and anyone could get arrested and even executed without a charge or a trial. Great fear was characteristic in both countries. Both countries intended to conquer Poland.

How did communist new weapons have an effect between the US and Soviet Union?

After the Communists gained nuclear weapons, it became clear to the two nations that they could not go into direct combat with the each other without engaging in a potential nuclear war. That is what made this conflict the cold war. Both the US and the Soviet Union could only try to gain the upper hand on the other nation socially and politically because if the two nations were to engage in combat than the loses of each country would be to great to overcome in the future.

How did the soviet union respond to the anti-communist revolt in Hungary?

They sent in the Soviet Army, rolled tanks throughout the country and crushed the opposition. A Soviet backed government was installed, 26,000 people were arrested, 22,000 were sentenced, 13,000 imprisoned, and hundreds executed. As well hundreds were deported to work camps with no trial. About 200,000 Hungarians fled Hungary and became refugees.

Who was the communist leader of the Soviet Union that replaced Stalin?

Nikita Khrushchev. There was a battle for succession of power in the Soviet Union (an interregnum) from 1953 (when Stalin died) to 1956 (when Khrushchev came to power).

When was Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union created?

Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was created in 1917.

What is Communist Party of the Soviet Union's motto?

The motto of Communist Party of the Soviet Union is 'Workers of the world, unite!'.

How were the effects of the Great Depression in Germany and the Soviet Union reduced by their fascist and communist governments?

By wielding complete control over all aspects of the economy,dictators were able to stabilize their economies..

Who was the last communist leader for the Soviet Union?

Putin is a communist leader. He has full control of the government. There has been "no last leader" to date since they are STILL run with communist philosophy.