Lenin's Aspiration Of Communism Essay

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Lenin’s aspiration of communism was based on his desire to give Russia’s highly centralized political structure an opportunity to implement its program of equality and industrialization (Chapter 28, in Patterns of World History, Vol. 2, p. 874)”. “For him, the party was not the mass movement envisioned by Marx but rather the discipline, armed vanguard that ruled monopoly power and instilled the ideology of communism in gradual expanding working class (Chapter 28, in Patterns of World History, Vol. 2, p. 874)”. He desired communism to provide aid for Russia’s working class and prevent them from continuing on living in oppression while the landowners and middle class lives in luxury compared to them. Lenin implemented the communism system by initiating a policy of “war communism” which send the Red Army into the country to demand food, this threatened the possibility of another civil war so Lenin inaugurated the New …show more content…
At that time, the USA and Soviet Union were the most powerful countries in the world. They fought together side by side against Hitler and the Nazis. “They also sought to align the new nations emerging in the awake of decolonization into their respective camps. (Chapter 28, in Patterns of World History, Vol. 2, p. 855)”Although they were fighting against the same target, they were not considered ally’s for long. The Soviet Union was a Communist country while the USA was a Capitalist country, in efforts to stop the communism from spreading, the United States President Truman offered help to any country that was under military threat, with hopes that this would prevent Communism from spreading. The US mainly got involved in WWII to succeed against the Axis powers, the entire US economy had to onvert to a war economy. It became crucial, they quickly and efficiently build guns, ammunition, ships, tanks and plans in hopes to destroy the Axis

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