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  • All Of Russian Communism - 1,538 words
    The Reasons for the fall of Socialism/Communism and the Troubles of Starting the New Democratic System in the Russian Federation "Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky." Boris Yeltsin (b. 1931), Russian politician, president. Remark during a visit to the U.S. Quoted in: Independent (London, 13 Sept. The fall of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union was more than a political event. The powerful bond between economics and politics that was the integral characteristic of the state socialist system created a situation that was unique for the successor states of the Soviet Union. The Communist regime was so ingrain in every aspect of Soviet life that t ...
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  • Communism The Ideal Society - 1,307 words
    Society is flawed. There are critical imbalances in it that are causing much of humanity to suffer. I suppose that this would be the driving force behind humanity's relentless search to plan and create a perfect society. An essential part of having an unflawed society would be having a perfect government. Throughout history, we have always strived to find different types of governments that would work more efficiently and more fairly for the greater good of masses. Needless to say, communism is not often revered as an "ideal" form of government. There is almost a unanimous sense of hatred that is emitted from all non-communist countries when the topic of communism is brought up. Many countri ...
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  • Communism The Ideal Society - 1,354 words
    ... and puts them in terms of an exchange value. They reduce all that is noble and admirable about humanity to monetary matters, all in the name of capitalism. Again, "All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses, his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind" (Marx 49). The bourgeois creates a system in which anything and everything is measured by its strict cash worth. Now that the roles of the bourgeoisie and proletariat have been established, it is possible to reconsider the communist ideal. Clearly, Marx believes that it is wrong for the majority of society, the proletariat, to suffer so. He believ ...
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  • Was Communism Feared - 883 words
    After WWII, Americans knew they lived in the strongest and "greatest" country on earth. They were however afraid of communism at home and abroad. Through the reading and discussions in this class I have found the primary reasoning for this fear was because they did not want to think our After the war businesses were trying to get back to normal and trying to convert form planes to cars so to speak. The entire economy was working to make life better for the country. Communism was going on all over the world in country's like china and Russia. The U.S. must always be the superpower so they put their two cents in when speaking about foreign affairs. The government did not want to deal with othe ...
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  • Russian Communism - 2,075 words
    Introduction The fall of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union was more than a political event. The powerful interaction and fusion between politics and economics that characterized the state socialist system created a situation that was unique for the successor states of the Soviet Union. The penetration of the Communist regime into every facet of life left the Russian people with little democratic traditions. Russia faces the seemingly impracticable task of economic liberalization and democratization. This is combined with a necessity to answer nationalist and ethnic questions that have plagued Russia for centuries. This paper addresses the problems of creating a stable democracy in Rus ...
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  • The Specter Of Communism - 1,195 words
    In the years following the end of the Cold War, many historians and social scientists have written accounts of what were some of the causes and effects of this period when the threat of war was almost always present. One such person was Melvyn Leffler and his work, The Specter of Communism, which described the origins and conflicts of the Cold War. Out of these accounts several interesting questions come to light about the true nature of the Cold War. One such question that has surfaced recently is that of number 2 on the handout. The main emphasis of the question or statement is that the Cold War never really took place, and what did occur was nothing but a complete waste of money and time. ...
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  • The Specter Of Communism - 1,185 words
    ... the President that nuclear weapons may have to be used just to keep the communist back. The President dismissed this for fear that it may draw the Soviet Union and its nuclear weapons further into the war. After three long years of fighting, the Americans and North Koreans ended their fighting with an armistice that created borders that were almost the same as those at the beginning of the war. The United States fought its first limited war to stop the spread of communism, and it came away with a free South Korea, and a prosperous Japan. The result in Indochina was not the same as in Korea and Japan. The communist government of North Vietnam attacked and defeated the French troops that w ...
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  • Communism In Hong Kong - 968 words
    Why would a communist country want to have a capitalist country? Well I think it is because Hong Kong has a lot of money, because they are one of the major trade centers of the world. Another reason is that Hong Kong was a part of China until 1842 when the British defeated China in the first Opium War and took possession of Hong Kong. In this report I will be talking about how the Communist Chinese government regained possession of Hong Kong, a capitalist Colony, after 156 years of British rule. I also will be talking about the history and living conditions of the people of Hong Kong. I will be discussing the Hong Kong government before and after the take over. Another point that I will be t ...
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  • Communism In China - 1,926 words
    To say that the Chinese Communist revolution is a non-Western revolution is more than a clich. That revolution has been primarily directed, not like the French Revolution but against alien Western influences that approached the level of domination and drastically altered China's traditional relationship with the world. Hence the Chinese Communist attitude toward China's traditional past is selectively critical, but by no means totally hostile. The Chinese Communist revolution, and the foreign policy of the regime to which it has given rise, have several roots, each of which is embedded in the past more deeply than one would tend to expect of a movement seemingly The Chinese superiority compl ...
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  • Karl Marx And Communism - 1,173 words
    ... o the Critique of Political Economy. Marx's "political isolation" ended when he joined the International Working Men's Association. Although he was neither the founder nor the leader of this organization, he "became its leading spirit" and as the corresponding secretary for Germany, he attended all meetings. Marx's distinction as a political figure really came in 1870 with the Paris Commune. He became an international figure and his name "became synonymous throughout Europe with the revolutionary spirit symbolized by the Paris Commune." An opposition to Marx developed under the leadership of a Russian revolutionist, Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin. Bakunin was a famed orator whose speeches ...
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  • Communism And Socialism - 282 words
    Communism and Socialism are types of governments that try to keep people equal. These governments grow in popularity when human society is split into the two classes of have and have-nots; thus, a struggle in social classes cause a reformation in the government. Communism is a type of government where wealth and property are owned in common and production and labor are shared equally among the people. Socialism is the belief that the wealth of a country should be shared among all its citizens. Attributes like jealousy and power struggles lead to these governments. I personally believe these types of governments do not work in any society. These governments might even out economically but des ...
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  • Compare/contrast Fascism Vs. Communism - 251 words
    Democratic governments depleted as poor conditions ran across the world. The great depression forced many people to be frustrated with a democracy. They wanted change and a new era. A quick way out of the economic problems that they faced. This would be accomplished with the new governments of nazism, fascism, and communism. These governments had many similarities to obtain what was to be accomplished. Both systems advocated dictatorial one-party rule. They wanted absolute power in the country; thus, it allowed them the strength to control the people and control the levels of security in the country. These governments denied individual rights and insisted on the supremacy of the state. Count ...
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  • Cyber-communism: The New Threat In The New Millennium - 1,184 words
    My expedition into cyber-communism began when I read Brock Meeks' "Hackers Stumble Toward Legitimacy"[1]. The article addressed a recent hackers' convention. Interestingly, the keynote speaker was Eric Boucher[2] (alias Jello Biafra[3]), a rock star with no technical background. Numerous questions ensue. Who is Eric Boucher (alias Jello Biafra)? What does he believe? More importantly, why schedule someone with no technical background to speak at a hackers' convention? Addressing his beliefs, his proposed Green Party platform[4] is not inconsistent with the "Manifesto of Libertarian Communism"[5]. This answer produces a more troubling question. Was his speech against corporate America mere so ...
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  • Forward To The Past - Feudalism And Communism - 1,284 words
    ter>Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The core countries of Central Europe (the Czech Republic, Hungary and, to a lesser extent, Poland) experienced industrial capitalism in the inter-war period. But the countries comprising the vast expanses of the New Independent States, Russia and the Balkan had no real acquaintance with it. To them its zealous introduction is nothing but another ideological experiment and not a very rewarding one at that. It is often said that there is no precedent to the extant fortean transition from totalitarian communism to liberal capitalism. This might well be true. Yet, nascent capitalism is not without historical example ...
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  • The U.s. Contained Communism In Vietnam - 1,492 words
    In 1949, Mao Zedong led the Peoples Revolution, which established a Communist State in China. Communism has now been introduced to Asia. In this period, after World War II, Communism was a popular ideology being introduced throughout the world. Vietnam was one of the many countries under the threat of Communism. At this time, Vietnam was a French Colony. As time went on tension started to come between the French and the Vietnamese people. As tension increased so did the fighting between the French and The Vietnamese. Finally in 1954, The French decided that they could no longer withstand the revolts of the Vietnamese. The Vietnamese were now free of French rule. However, many problems still ...
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  • To What Extent Did Solidarity Contribute To Undermining Communism In Poland? - 2,176 words
    Communism in Poland was self-consciously the workers-state, largely responsible for creating the modern Polish working class through industrialization and raising expectations of equality and of higher living standards. It is widely believed that Solidarity undermined Communism in Poland, partly by disrupting the Communist program of production through strikes, but more by transferring the trust and loyalty of the Polish people from Communism to itself. The supposed "adversaries" of Polish workers - the church, the officer class, the national leadership - were in fact combined by Solidarity as allies of the workers to "break the resistance" of Communism to reform. What the state never apprec ...
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  • To What Extent Did Solidarity Contribute To Undermining Communism In Poland? - 2,205 words
    ... aking. One has to remember that the Cold War dominated many plans, with the drive for eastern superiority governing this sector. However, many of the policies were ill thought out with little foresight, with historians such as McCauley arguing this as a key trait of Khrushchev . An example of this lack of planning could be seen in the late fifties, when the president ordered the quantity of beef produced to increase. Farmers promptly went out and slaughtered every cow in sight. This obviously increased short-term yields, but drastically cut long term ones. This highlights how policy was hastily made, with little thought, the only goal being to better the western output. One has to argue ...
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  • Turning Points - Collapse Of Communism And The Voyages Of Columbus - 485 words
    Turning points are points where an important change occurs. It is very important that it will never be forgotten since these turning points make such great impact on history. Some of these impacts include food, people, plants, animals, technology, and diseases passed from one continent to the other. The voyages of Columbus and the Collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union are one of the most significant turning points that made political, social, and cultural impact. The voyages of Columbus began the European race to colonize the Americans. A far-reaching exchange of people, plants, animal, and ideas occurred between Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Christopher Columbus, and ambitious Itali ...
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  • How Australia Reacted To The Threat Of Communism - 1,233 words
    The threat of communism that the Australian government produced is highly debatable issue. Australia was being exposed to Communism, which was spreading south from Russia, through Asia and ultimately to Australia. The domino theory was a key belief in the mind of the public, spreading fear throughout the world. The Liberal party exploited the threat of Communism and the domino theory to help with their election campaign. They attempted to ban the Communist Party from Australian soils. Trade unions and political parties being suspect to communist infiltration, and a possible spy scandal, The Petrov affair added to the exaggerated threat of communism. Australia decided to make alliances with o ...
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  • Communism - An In Depth Review & Critique Of It's Origin & Goals - 1,592 words
    The purpose of this research is to investigate the meaning of communism while exploring the ideology in depth and to give a plausible critique of communism. Throughout the history of the modern world, man has sought out the perfect government. An invincible system of order. And in our search for this ideal system, the idea of holding property in common has been a reoccurring thought. From early Christian communities to modern Marxist states, socialism and more specifically, communism has had an important role in the development of this ideal system. The original goals of communism, a perfect proletariat society, transformed over time; from the revolutionary thinking of Karl Marx to the murde ...
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