History of communism

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  • Richard Pipes Communism: A History

    Communism: A History written by Richard Pipes was published by Random House LLC on November 6, 2001. It has 175 pages with 157 pages of actual reading on communism, excluding the preface. Pipes is a Jewish Polish-American, that specializes in Russian history, his work is most prominent in the Soviet Union. He was educated at Muskingum College, Cornell University, and Harvard University. He began teaching at Harvard University in 1958, retiring in 1996. Within this time he was the director of Harvard 's Russian Research Center. In 1976 he headed Team B, a team of analysts organized by the Central Intelligence Agency who analyzed the strategic capacities and goals of the Soviet military and political leadership. He was a leading critic of détente.…

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  • The Ugly American Book Report

    Between 1954 and 1975, the United States interfered with Russia’s spread of Communism in Vietnam. The book, The Ugly American, became a synonym with everything wrong with American foreign policy by telling the story of two very different American Ambassadors’ interactions with people in Southeast Asia and their styles of handling particular episodes. While Ambassador Louis Sears is unfocused, easily manipulated, and oblivious, his successor, Ambassador Gilbert MacWhite, is determined, a…

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  • Communism In The Giver

    people in history made movies. So, let go back to the time in history of communism. Communism is the ongoing struggle where the majority people were part of the economical policies. Countries in history or even today used communism include the following countries: China, Soviet Union, North Korea, Laos, Cuba, and Vietnam. The Giver has shown communism throughout the movie. Phillip Noyce made the Giver in August 11, 2014 that shows the negative effects of communism by economical, rationing,…

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  • Theory Of Communism Analysis

    The theory of communism has had a very influential impact since the 18th century. Fundamentally, communism is a system of social organization where property, resources, and means of production are all owned by a classless society not by individual citizens. Communism is often applied to the movement that aims to overthrow capitalism by revolutionary means in order to establish a society where social relations are regulated according person’s ability and according to their needs. Therefore, in…

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  • Communism: Negatively Affected American Culture

    Communism for many years has been a controversial issue in America. It was a form of government that many Americans learned to stay clear of. Communism is known by definition as, a political and economic ideology that aims to replace private property with public ownership. (Communism) Living in capitalist America, this system would remove many freedoms we enjoy as Americans. One of the ways communism directly affected americans was through the Cold War. Although the Cold War, was a global…

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  • Eisenhower's Domino Theory

    book containing a compilation of short stories that take place in Vietnam during the Vietnam war. These stories depict the horrors and atrocities that take place during war. General history shows that the US spent lots of time and money. The US involvement in Vietnam divided Americans into the hawks and the doves. The hawks were people who supported the war while the doves were people who opposed the war. The conflict between the hawks and doves raised the question, “Was the US justified in…

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  • The Fall Of Communism In Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto

    Karl Marx defines another condition necessary to the rise of communism as the intensification of social polarity, and the class antagonisms that follow. The presence of these two conditions is essential to the rise of communism over the ashes of capitalism. Thus, he explains that our age of capitalism “has simplified class antagonisms” and “society as a whole is more and more splitting up… …into two great classes facing each other: the bourgeoisie and the proletariat” (Marx 15). With the…

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  • Truman Red Scare

    As historians said, Americans were afraid of Communism after WWII, the period of time that the fear reached its height was known as the Red Scare and the Red Scare led to a range of actions that had impacts on America’s policy and society both positive and negative.[ History.com Staff “Red Scare” history.com accessed date June 4th ,2017 http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/red-scare] Then, this situation brought up a question why did they afraid of Communism? Let’s start with what Communism…

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  • Communism: A Literary Analysis

    The opening line of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto claims that communism is a specter haunting Europe. This specter, however, was lively, not only in global history, but in literature. As communism took root in Russia and continued into Eastern Europe, allusions to communism became more present in literary works, not only from intellectuals in those areas, but Western intellectuals as well. Czeslaw Milosz, a Polish intellectual, claims that this increase in communist nations is a natural…

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  • What Role Does Communism Play In The Cold War

    Communism is defined as a theory or system of social organization based on holding all of the property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state. (Dictionary.com) What this basically means is that property ownership is divided equally among a community or owned by the state. When it is owned by the state, property is divided to the people. Everyone works and is paid by what they need. In history, Communism has played an important role. The concept of…

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