Communism to Capitalism in Hungary and the Czech Republic

In the twentieth century, Communism was an ever present, dominating regime that controlled society and all economic activity all over Europe in the 20th century. The state dominated all enterprises, controlling every aspect of it including labor. Under this regime, every person living in the country was assured a job. This also meant fixed income. […]

How did Hitler come to power

One of the reasons that the Nazis came into power was the Munich Putsch. During this, Hitler, the leader of the Nazi Party, tried to seize power by marching into Munich expecting the police to support him in overthrowing the government. He chose the 8th November 1923 because people were fed-up with the government struggling […]

Gustav Stresemann

From 1923-1929 there is no mistake that life in Germany improved dramatically. After suffering; trying to rebuild the country after the war, reparations ordered by the treaty of Versailles and now after hyperinflation had reached its peak, the economy was starting to boom and cultural life flourish. This turnabout is said to have happened because […]

The philosophy of totalitarianism: What is it and how does it affect our understanding of the past

Initially having the aim of analysing Hitler’s rise to power, this paper now addresses the reality of totalitarianism and what it takes for any given state to be defined as totalitarian and the effects it has on the perception of such regimes throughout history; with a focus on Nazi Germany.A general conclusion had to be […]

Why Britain and Russia were hostile towards one another, 1945-1953

In the years 1945-1953, it is fair to say that Britain and the USSR were hostile towards one another. Many factors played their hand in the hostility of their relationship – particularly the two nations’ differences coming to the fore with the problems over the divided Germany, the inevitable clash of ideas that had been […]

America’s containment of communism policy since 1945

There have been a number of issues raised by this essay prompt, which have forced me to consider the effect this policy has had on the world and the path it has travelled since 1945.Firstly, we must focus on what the ‘communist containment’ policy is. Essentially this policy was designed, by the US, for curbing […]

The Threat of Communism

Communism (from Latin communis – common, universal) is a revolutionary socialist movement to create a classless, moneyless, and stateless social order structured upon common ownership of the means of production, as well as a social, political and economic ideology that aims at the establishment of this social order.[1] This movement, in its Marxist–Leninist interpretations, significantly […]

Red Brigades

During the 1970’s and 1980’s, great fear had been spread throughout Italy. A group known as the Brigate Rosse, or Red Brigade, had developed and left its mark on the Italian political scene. Fear was commonplace as bomb plots, kneecappings, and assassinations became the norm. As we go through this paper, the fascinating yet horrifying […]

The Vietnam Conflict and the Kent State Massacre

There are only two events in the history of the United States that I want to change if I have the power to do so – the Vietnam Conflict and the Kent State Massacre. These two events certainly had devastating effects on the American people and to which, they should be forgotten if not erased […]

Explain Why the Nep Was Unpopular with Many Communists in the 1920’s

The NEP, abbreviation for the ‘New Economic Policy’, was a number of policies deployed by Vladimir Lenin to improve the conditions of post war USSR. The NEP replaced the system of War Communism which was used between 1918 and 1921. The main motive for the War Communism policy was to support and supply the Red […]

Australia on Communism

Communism was spreading during the 1950s. It seemed as though it had spread from the USSR to China and was still advancing, causing the Australian government to become fearful of communism eventually reaching Australia and the threat of communism existing within Australia. To fight this perceived threat they brought in policies and propaganda to fight […]

Communism vs Capitalism

Since the beginning of the 20th century many countries have favored the economic system of communism over capitalism many political partys around the world that are communist based have the term “workers party”incuded in their name because communism is a system for the working class and capitalism is a competitive system for the upper class […]

Civil War in the Russian Revolution

The Bolshevik government’s blueprint for their ideal communist utopia was outlined in Lenin’s speech at Finland Station with the phrase “peace, bread, land”. While civil war ruined their ideal of peace, their promise of bread and land fell short due to the failings of their communist society. Lenin believed he had achieved his goal of […]

The Soviet bloc

The Soviet bloc in Eastern Europe collapsed in the late 1980s, as the bloc nations experienced a period of political upheaval and change. Some immediate changes that came as a result of this change in political dynamic included the independence of countries such as Romania, Poland, and Hungary, as well as a break from the […]

Communist Party

1. The Enemy WithinPresented by :KomalkamraM.B.A 1st semester 2. About NaxalismThe Naxal name comes from the village of “Naxalbari” in the state of West Bengal where the movement originated.Their origin can be traced to the split in 1967 of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), leading to the formation of the Communist Party of India […]

Comparison and Contrast of the Russian Monarchy and Chinese Dynasties and Communism

Russia and China, both at different times in history, transitioned the way their countries were ruled into communism. Early in the 20th Century, Russia was one of few countries left governed by a Monarchy. Although ideas and theories on governments had changed throughout Europe, Russia had remained to change. The Romanov Dynasty was in power […]

The Communist Manifesto

“All men are created equal. ”In the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, the writings are closely linked with economic and social domination with class, with little attention to the inequalities linked with gender. Marx did not comment much on the system of gender domination prevalent in his own time and he was […]

Red Scare – College Essay

The term Red Scare has been used to refer to the historical periods of strong anti-communist movements in the United States. This covers the first red scare which occurred from 1917 to 1920 and the second red scare which occurred from the late 1940s well into the late 1950s (Klehr 2000). The main characteristic of […]

The Crucible Rhetorical Analysis

In a society where the thoughts and opinions of people are meant to blend in, a division actually occurs where they are usually separated because of their opinions. The play and the event, The Crucible and the “Red Scare” respectively, supply greatly to the difference of opinion because it shows that people are willing to […]

Daniel Lynch and His “Dilemmas of ‘Thought Work’ in Fin-de-Siecle China”

With the transition to the new market ideals, and with the need to transform the outdated beliefs of the socialist society, the Chinese Communist Party has faced a major problem of controlling “the thought work” of the Chinese people. The development of the new market economy has replaced traditional socialist values with the need to […]

How we survived communism and laughed

Slavenka Drakulic’s How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed is an interesting and educational book about the struggles and dysfunction of communism in Croatia. I found this book incredibly personal because it showed the point of view of a woman who is experiencing life growing up in a country where communism had ended, but continued […]

Was Modernization theory Anti Marxist

According to the history of development theory, there are a wide variety of development paradigms that was emerged to assist all societies to develop economic, political, and social including cultural sectors. In order to eradicate the problem of poverty from all societies, especially third world nations; one of the most significant development paradigms that would […]

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