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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The end of WWII should have heralded in a new age of relatively stable peace. The Axis powers had been defeated and Nazi Germany was no more. Instead, the U.S. and the USSR plunged the world into the Cold War. Unlike any previous war, it was one of the longest confrontations in U.S. history. It spanned five decades and across continents, involving millions in the battle between capitalism and communism. There isn’t a simple answer as to how the Cold War came to be. However, there is a trail of…

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    Eisenhower's Domino Theory

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    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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    In “The End of History?”, by Francis Fukuyama he raises the position that nationalism and communism were two major consequences of the inability to establish a liberal democracy. As the USSR collapsed in 1992, researches have begun to question if the two main factors, nationalism and communism, led to the fall of this empire. Throughout my analysis, I will approach the effects of communism and nationalism on the collapse of the soviet union, by comparing and contrasting these points to Fukuyamas…

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    Communism Today Communism was just a term which appeared in many books written by famous philosophers and writers back in the 16th century until it became a reality later on in society. Back in those days, the thought of Communism was adopted by small groups such as the Puritan religious group abolished the private ownership of land. Karl Marx also mentioned it in his book, “The Communist Manifesto” and says this should be advocated in society and defines it as the abolition of property.…

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