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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.

Asked in Politics and Government, Communism

How can you summarize communism?

Marxist viewpoint on History and Economy: History revolves around class struggle and violent revolution against the ruling class by the lower class. Economy, "from each which he is able, to to each according to need." Dictatorship of the proletariat: The rule by people who is the best option for the working class (if they knew what was best for them). Command economy: The government controls the factors of production and makes all economic decisions. Idea of belonging to a global movement: Marxist History is prospective,...
Asked in Vietnam War, History of the United States, Communism

Why did the US get involved in the Vietnam war?

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 feared that Communist forces would gain control of Vietnam. After that, nation after nation might fall to Communism. Communism is a political and economic system that...
Asked in The Difference Between, Communism, Fascism

What are the similarities and differences between fascism and communism?

Answer 1 Some similarities are: Opposition to conservatism, liberalism, and social democracy. As in Leninism, use of a vanguard party to initiate a revolution. Opposition to social division by class and class conflict. Opposition to the bourgeoisie. Revolution. Some differences (fascism supports _____ but communism does not) are: Nationalism. Paramilitarism. Eugenics. Economic self-sufficiency. Purification through violence and conflict (in terms of war). Dictatorship (communism, as a phase of historical development, is not theoretically a dictatorship). Private control of social resources (e.g.) factories). Answer 2 Fascism, Communism and Nazi (national Socialist) are all types of Socialism. They all...
Asked in Karl Marx, Communism, Socialism

What is Karl Marx's 'scientific socialism'?

Marxism is sometimes referred to as "scientific socialism" because his analysis of economic laws would produce a form of socialism. His approach began with his economic interpretation of history. Marx's science here is that economic conditions determine the course of history. Therefore, history is "predictable" much as an apple falls down to the ground because of the laws of physics.Marx also viewed history as a struggle between economic classes. It became scientific inasmuch as the have-not class would eventually overthrow the "haves". With this...
Asked in US Civil War, History, Politics & Society, History of China, Communism

Who led China's communist revolt?

Mao Tse Tung (Mao Zedong) in 1949. ============================ The above answer is the year in which Mao Tse Tung was the leader of China when it became a comminist country. The date was October 1, 1949. Mao had had a long history with the Chinese communist party. Most historians have said that he took over the leadership of the Party in 1934. In that year he was the primary political & military leader of the Communist Party. ...
Asked in Politics and Government, Communism

Was communism a threat with the domino theory?

The Domino Theory, as stated by President Eisenhower in regard to Southeast Asia, stated that the practice of Communism in one country would cause nearby countries to fall to the "spread" of communism, like a series of falling dominoes. However, the accuracy of this theory is still under debate, even today. On one hand, the theory is supported by the fact that South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos all became Communist nations after America pulled troops out of Vietnam, thereby "preventing" the proliferation...
Asked in Political Theory, Communism

What was the reason for the failure of Soviet-style communism more commonly Bolshevism?

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 principle of supply and demand. Essentially, the Soviet government, "representing the people", dictated what people needed and forced its citizens to generate the needed supply in the allotted time. They would often never produce enough, and what...
Asked in History of Russia, Vladimir Lenin, Communism, Russian Revolutions

To what extent was Lenin responsible for the 1917 October Revolution?

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. Partly right. In fact Russia had threee revolutions to deal with. 1905 - after a enormous defeat against Japan (the entire navy was lost) the Tsar had to deal with the Bolsjewist and Mensjewist party who took over control over several cities. The revolution was surpressed,...
Asked in Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Communism

What is one unique idea of communism?

One unique idea of communism is that government would wither away and disappear as being unnecessary once everyone believed in the communist way of life. Also the idea that Marx suggests is the recourse economics of it, although not a lot of Marxists states have took this. It's still a unique aspect which has never been included in Political Philosophy. ...
Asked in History of Russia, Vladimir Lenin, Communism

What year did the Bolshevik revolution occur?

The Bolshevicks actually took power from the provisional government on October 25th 1917 (Note: this is by the Christian calendar, back then the Russians used a different kind of calendar, and that is why it is celebrated in November.) but the actual revolution started on Bloody Sunday in 1905 when the people of Russia went to the Czars winter palace and asked that he help his people out of poverty, but the Czar ordered for his men to fire on the protesters. ...
Asked in Political Theory, Communism

How is European social democracy unlike Communism?

In what has become known as Communism there is one political party that has absolute sway over all decisions made. there is no accountability to the the public. In the system that is used by European country's there is an understanding that the people of a country won it and should be able to benefit from its success after all they are expected to look after it's security in times of war and peace. Keeping this in mind the wealth that...
Asked in History of Russia, Vladimir Lenin, Communism

Who ruled before Lenin?

The Provisional Government, first under Prince Georgy Lvov then under Alexander Kerensky ruled immediately before Lenin took control. Prior to the Provisional Government, Tsar Nicholas II ruled Russia. ...
Asked in Political Theory, Saudi Arabia, Communism

Is Saudi King Abdullah dead?

There is a rumor about it, which is probably true! If he's alive, he'll show up on tv just to show that he's alive! If he's dead, the official announcement if his death will take time to be out! ...
Asked in Vietnam War, Communism

What is the communist logo?

Although each communist country would have its own flag (with a logo on it), the communist logo in general (meaning most identifiable to most people) was the Red Star. Some "Red Stars" might have an object next to it some Red Stars might have had something circling it, some Red Stars might have had different colored backgrounds, but the focus would be on that "Red Star." To give you an example on how influential that "Red" star was, during aerial combat over the...
Asked in History of Russia, Vladimir Lenin, Communism, Russian Revolutions

How did Lenin die in the Russian Revolution?

Vladimir Lenin did not die in the Russian Revolution. He survived not only the revolution but also the following Russian civil War, which ended in 1920. Lenin died in 1924 of natural causes after suffering three strokes beginning in 1922. ...
Asked in History of Russia, Vladimir Lenin, Communism

What country did Vladimir Lenin establish?

Lenin established the Soviet Union. After taking over Russia he entered into a treaty with Ukraine, Belorussia and the Transcaucasus Federation (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan) to join together as one nation, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. ...
Asked in Inuit Northern Native Tribes, History of the United States, Native American History, Communism

What were Native American groups most threatened by?

European expansionism, later to be called "Manifest Destiny"... Please see the links listed below for more information... interestingly, 'fascism' and 'communism' are words associated with 'expansion'. ...
Asked in History of Russia, Vladimir Lenin, Communism

What did Lenin do when he ruled Russia?

Lenin did many things when he was in charge of Russia and then the Soviet Union. Some are: He abolished the private ownership of property and nationalized all industry. He ended Russia's participation in World War 1 by entering into the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. He abolished every other political party except for the Bolshevik Party and restricted any criticism of his way of governing the country. He eliminated the capitalist system and imposed socialism. He imposed "war communism" on the people of the country during the...
Asked in History of Russia, Vladimir Lenin, Communism

What philosophy did Vladimir Lenin follow?

It's more of an ideology, but I guess you could call it a philosophy. Lenin beleived in a form of goverment called Communism, witch was created by a British man named Karl Marx who explained his idea in a book called The Communist Manifesto ...
Asked in History of the United States, Cold War, Communism, Joseph McCarthy

What did Joseph McCarthy do to heighten anxiety over communism?

McCarthy claimed that there were known communists in the State Department. He held investigations and hearings and which ruined many careers. Presidents Truman and Eisenhower so feared his influence with the public that they did nothing to stop him. When McCarthy attacked the US Army as a hotbed of communist activity, the Senate finally censored him and he died a broken politician. ...
Asked in China and Chinese Territories, Real Estate Buying and Selling, Communism

Can people buy their own property in china?

Of course! They aren't really communists, they're just commies officially. Otherwise America wouldn't even buy their products. ...
Asked in Criminal Law, Parole and Conditional Release, Communism

What is a probation agreement and what does it contain?

agreement is defined as a promise or set of promises altogether to form cosideration. ...
Asked in China and Chinese Territories, Political Theory, Communism

What type of government does China have?

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 to individual politicians. The confusion stems from the fact that the single party in China is the Communist Party even though they do not practice Communist political theory, but rather state-directed, right-wing economic and political theory. CIA Factbook Answer The CIA classifies...
Asked in Politics and Government, Communism

Who is known as the father of modern communism?

Karl Marx is known as the father of modern communism