Communism Essays & Term Papers

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Communism Communism is the idea of having a classless society of people where everything is supposed to be owned equally by all. In communism, unlike Marxism there is a peasant revolution instead of a proletariat revolution, and unlike in socialism there is a totalitarian government and there is no private property. Marxism is a classless society brought about through a proletariat revolution. In Marxism the government is just supposed to wither away unlike in communism and socialism.

Today, when one thinks of the communist form of government, they often think of oppression, domination and corruption. We see that people do not have the freedom to their rights and are not allowed to go forth and conquer their goals. However, communism in its pure form appeared to be fair and just. The idea of communism basically formed around the idea of equality. The people under this rule were to have equal land, as well as equal pay. This way there was to be no form

During the period between World War I and World War II, France held control of the territory of Indochina. The film "Indochine" grasps the essence of the violent and bloody uprising in the imperialistic France territory. The characters are used as a device to symbolize the politics during this time period. The clash in views of Old France and New Vietnam, communism and imperialism, are seen through the characters of Elaine’s father, Camille, Than and Guy. Elaine’s father was bor

The Cold War After World War II Russia had East Germany and the rest of the allies had West Germany. George Marshall started a plan that gave European countries billions of dollars to stable the boarders. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was an alliance that was designed to provide linkage to stop the spread of Communism. The NATO was an alliance that used nuclear weapons to defend it's self against Russia. The Soviets then had the bomb after 1949, this created a standoff betwe

Why did modern communism fail? Is it because it did not fulfill its promises? Well, what exactly was it promising? In this essay, the reasons will be presented. Then we can decipher why communism did fall. Karl Marx came up with the theory known as communism. He viewed his theories and beliefs to be very promising for the working class people of the world. He had five basic theories. One, that throughout history, the workers have been exploited by the owners. Two, that the value of a product

The Korean War was a war that at the time, many Americans thought was a worthwhile battle. Latter, people would come to believe that the war was not as important as they believed. The Soviet Union would fall and communism would not be a threat in world’s views. I share the belief that the battle was not as important as it was lead to believe. In the Korean War there were 50,000 Americans killed in attempts to stop the spread of communism. NSC 68 was Truman’s policy for containing

Why Was Communism Feared? 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 country could be like the rest. 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

Although Ben- Hur and Pu Yi were from entirely different times they both experience many of the same obstacles. Because of the hard ships of the positions in their communities they experienced the rise and fall from riches to rags. Pu Yi being called to be the emperor at a very young age never experienced many hard ships until a later age. When he was older his power was removed due to the entrance of communism. Ben- Hur was a well-respected man in his community for what he

Communism"A specter is haunting Europe the specter of Communism." This was the opening line of Karl Marx's 'Manifesto of the Communist Party' when it was published in 1848. Today, with the apparent failure of so many Communist experiments, the Marxian statement might be rewritten: "A specter is haunting Communism the specter of capitalism." ( Communism, World Book encyclopedia, p891)Marx, Friedrich Engels, Lenin, and the other people that theorized Communism never explained in detail exa

1.) When the president Arbenz gave away the land of the fruit company to the people of Guatemala, it was said to be a communist action. And since Guatemala is a part of the United States, they would have no part of Communism in their land. 2.) The Press reported completely different from what really happened. The press reported it the American people as a complete Communist action, and that Arbenz was trying to turn Guatemala Communists. The press reported it in a propaganda way. 3.) If Dean

The situation that formed in Asia and the Pacific Rim after WWII was basically a battle between the West (America, capitalism) and the East (USSR, communism). The war created two super-powers in Russia and the USA. Russia immediately began to convert all their territory gained into communist puppet governments. This caused disagreement between the US and the USSR. The US then tried to suppress the spread of communism. This started the Cold War. When other countries turned to communism

The perceptions of Ronald Reagan as a political figure and a foreign policy maker are numerous. He was seen by some, as an "warrior", by others such as Margaret Thatcher, as a savior, the man who "won the cold war without firing a shot. Some people were concerned about the idea of having a president who had "prejudices about the Soviet Union. Ronald Reagan's management of government affairs and foreign matters led many of his critics, and even some of his supporters to severely criticize h

SOVIET COMMUNISM VS. CHINESE COMMUNISMThe Soviet Union and China are the two important states in the world history that practiced a form of communism. However, communism in the Soviet Union collapsed while it still survives in China. What were the reasons: what caused the collapse in the Soviet Union and why has the Chinese communist-party state has been more durable than the Soviet Union s?The Soviet communism ignored basic human desires like desires to own property and to express your op

Karl Marx's theories on Communism had a major role in the influence of diplomicy and world politics. He believed and spoke that Communism was the third part of a continuum that started with Feudalism, then onto Capitalism, and finally ended with Communism. The major ideas of Karl Marx's theories were made up of a Central Government, which owns all, and controls each persons daily life. In a Marxist State there are no peersonal items and his objective of his theory was to help the Prol

Karl Marx has been one of the most infleuntial figures in our time. He has produced numerous important political and economical doucments. Those who follow Marxist philsohies number a substantial portion of the world’s population. Karl Marx’s biggest contribution to society was the essay titled Capitol which transformed the way people look at any society. It deals with classical economic thoery in terms of labour, capitol accumulation and the law of increase in misery. He borrowed h

Brave New World Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, while fictitiously showing the future possible advances of science and technology, is actually warning people of what science could become. In the Foreword of Brave New World, Huxley states: “The theme of Brave New World is not the advancement of science as such; it is the advancement of science as it affects human individuals” (xi). He is not suggesting that this is how science should advance, but that science will advance

Karl Marx s The Communist Manifesto forecasted the downfall of capitalism and the rise of communism. It predicted that the communist revolution was most likely to take place first in Britain or Germany because of their high population of proletarian factory workers. However, he was proved incorrect because these factory workers were happy with their conditions and felt no need to revolt. The Communist Manifesto appeals mostly to the lowest of the lower class, what he called the "proletariat".

Communism and socialism in animal farn Communism and socialism plays an important role in Animal Farm by George Orwell. All of the events that occurred in the book represent actual events that happened to a communist country, now known as Russia. Both communism and socialism have similar beliefs but still have their differences. There has never been a communist society where people were happy and treated as equals to high ranking government officials. There has been a time in Animal Farm when

Following WWII, The United States and Soviet Union were gripped in the clenches of a Cold War. Stalin felt the need to spread communism and add on to the Soviet Union by installing communist governments in the countries to the east, while the goal of the Truman Doctrine in America was to prevent the spread of communism. With the transition to communism of many countries in the eastern bloc, resistance to Soviet authority was inevitable. The uprisings in Hungary and Czechoslovakia are but tw

POLITICS IN CHINA IN EARLY 1900'S The politics in China varies to republic and nationalism and communism. First of all, there is Republican China which evolved very slowly. In August of 1912, a new Political party was founded by a man named Song Jiaoren. The party, Guomindang Kuomintang or KMT- the National People's Party was actually a lot of small political groups. In February of 1913, national elections were held for the new bicameral parliament where Song campaigned against Yuan (

How are things in the US? I am doing great here in Switzerland on my professional ski tour. Its always exciting visiting new places and people, but its probably normal for you Mr. President. Well, anyway, I was thinking back to the period of the US History class when we studied Ronald Reagan and the Eighties. Your presidency sure does remind me a lot of him. Many people say that Ronald Reagan s terms as president are indicative of what the eighties were like. This is probably true beca

The McCarthy Era and the Salem Witch Trials The McCarthy era is very similar to the Salem Witch trials. They are both similar, because they both dealt with hysteria. Hysteria is an uncontrollable fear or outburst of emotion. Both things had to do with people accusing each other of people being communist, and people being witches. The McCarthy era, took place in the twentieth century. It had to do with people thinking that other people were communist. Since people thought tha

The Massacre at Tiananmen Square It was a bloody massacre. The Massacre of Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, China, that is. It was boycott against the government. The people wanted freedom. They wanted democracy. They wanted to know why Hu Yaobang was dismissed in January 1987 ( Chronology Page 1). They were angry that students who wanted to know why he was dismissed were arrested (Inside China Today, Part One).All these facts were reasons for the Massacre of Tiananmen Square, in which,

John A. Franklin Academic English 12 Mr. George May 19, 1999 Criticism on The Bridge at Andau The Bridge at Andau was written in the mid 1950's by James A. Michener. This is a documentary on the account of Hungary's people and the communist influence from Russia. Although the people of Hungary lost in their fights with the ADO and the Russians, they showed us how determination and the will to survive can overcome even the strongest evil. It is a shame that they didn't overcome al

McCarthyism |Joe McCarthy bought communism in much the same way as other people purchase a new automobile. The salesman showed him the model; he looked at it with interest, examined it more closely, kicked at the tires, sat at the wheel, squiggled around in the set, asked some questions and bought. It was as cold as that,X said Roy Cohn. In fact, Joe McCarthy was the leader behind the anti-communist force in the early 1950+s. His impact was so strong and powerful, that the moment was calle

An Ideal Society There is no real way to describe an ideal society many authors have tried to write what they believe it might be like, but by the end of every story the perfect society all most always fails . The only real way we could have a perfect society is if the people who made up the society were perfect. Now if everyone was perfect we would eliminate diversity and by eliminating diversity we take away one of the main keys that makes a society work. We would be unable to assign

In a free market society, business rules the land. Either you have money or you do not. There is no government to take care of you and no sympathy for those less fortunate. Karl Marx saw this as a weakness rather than strength. He developed a theory of communism, where the people rule and everything is equally shared. Russia took to this theory and enveloped it, as it's own way of life. Were Communism and Lenin just in the right place at the right time? Why did Russia and its people take to

The United States' decision to drop the atomic bomb was intended to intimidate and keep the Soviet Union from invading Japan, but was also to end the war. Even without the atomic bomb, the Japanese empire would have collapsed. The United States, however, did not want to let the Soviet Union enter the war and invade Japan in order to spread communism. Before the atomic bomb, the US had already developed plans for the invasion of Japan. Therefore, there is great speculation that the bomb was

Communism began in the early 19th century in response to the problematic beginnings of modern capitalism. At that time communism was the basis for many utopian settlements, most, however, eventually failed. These small-scale experiments into communism were done with voluntary cooperation, with everyone participating in the governing process. Later Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels greatly helped spur renewed interest in a communistic society with their book Communist Manifesto. In their writ

The doctrine of the rights of man was faulty, according to Marx, because none of the supposed rights of man, go beyond the egoistic man, man as he is, as a member of civil society; that is, an individual separated from the community, withdrawn into himself, wholly preoccupied with his private interest and acting in accordance with his private caprice. Thus man was not liberated from religion, he received religious liberty. He was not liberated from property, he received the liberty to own pro

The Result of Decisions in Geneva In the spring and summer of 1954 French and Vietminh forces were battling fiercely over who would be in control of Vietnam. Things were beginning to look very bleak for the French forces trying to quell the uprisings of the Vietminh in their colonial possession of Indochina. General Navarre who headed up the military operations in that region was sure that if a major victory was not achieved soon then the situation in Vietnam might become out of contro

JFK John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He was the youngest man ever elected to be president, and was also the youngest to die while in office. I feel that a holiday recognizing his life should be issued. I personally think he was the best president to serve our country. There are many reasons why he should be remembered. He started many organizations, stood for civil rights, wanted to rid the world of communism, and was assassinated. He manned together

Capital is not personal, but social power and product. (Carl Marx) Carl Marx, perhaps one of the most influential philosophers in history, is widely remembered for the revolutionizing ideologies he presented in the Communist Manifesto. Marx was certainly a man of great intelligence and vision. His many visions about capitalistic development are constantly reflected in today s society. Job alienation is certainly rampant. Most individuals have a TGIF; Monday sucks mentality. To most peo

When you are talking about the Soviet people and say that they are non-political people who don’t believe in ideology you need to examine it more. From the time the Soviet Society evolved into the communist society that they were until they lost the stigma of being a communist society these statements were by and large true. After they lost their communist traits everything changed. The Soviets were the first big country to be led by a dictatorship or have a communist society. T

Marxism-Leninism in Vietnam In the region of Vietnam there had been many uprisings. All of these uprisings were for one reason, freedom. The Vietnamese were willing to accept Communism in return for what they had been fighting for over 2000 years: self rule. In 1950 the United States, owing a debt of gratitude towards France, sent several advisors to aid French control in Vietnam. Over the next decade and a half, the United States would send an entire Army and Navy to aid the French

My opinion on the Elian Gonzales controversy is to return him to Cuba with his father. People are very passionate on both sides but clearly those who say Elian should stay in the United States are too sentimental. My reason for saying he should be returned is fairly simple: it is illegal to let Elian stay in the U.S. Some critics have been saying that Elian will live a happier life if he stay in the United States, the free country. "Cuba is not a normal country , and if Elian is forced

Communist vs. Capitalist Andrew Carnegie's The Gospel of Wealth describes a capitalist society in which each man works for himself in the race for independent wealth. In this caste society, progress is defined as the continual accumulation of material wealth. An individual's organizational skills lead to his success; his success acquires wealth, which in turn provides higher social status than his working class counterparts. Carnegie defines progress as material gain. He claims that over

There were many things that lead up to the creation of the Reagan Doctrine, which was supposed to help stop a major conflict in the world. Many years before this doctrine was created, there were a major conflict that began with the Communist. Most of the Communistic activities at this time was in the Soviet Union (Russia). In a Communistic nation, the government rules every part of the people s live, which takes away their freedom and liberty. People who live in it are like slaves who work

Why did the USA become involved in Vietnam in the 1950s and 1960s? The USA became involved in Vietnam because of a cry for help from the Vietnamese president of that time, Ngo Dinh Diem, or at least, they used it as an excuse for what they did. The Americans saw it as a prime example to the rest of the world of how capitalism could conquer communism. They didn t worry that they might not actually be able to conquer the communism in Vietnam. Of course, the American view was that the enemy were

Since during the Vietnam War there has been debate on whether the United States was right to become involved in the conflict. Some say that we were wrong to become involved in what was an internal conflict among the people of Vietnam. Others feel that we followed the natural course and that involvement was not only wrong, but also justified. Which view is right? Should we have been in Vietnam or not? World War II was the defining event for the United States global role. After the war we

ARTHUR MILLER, SALEM AND COMMUNISM In this paper I am going to talk about the relations between the Salem witch trials and the Cold War. Covering this with evidence and facts about the theme. I think that this is a fair comparison and is very interesting what they have in common. In 1953, the play called “The Crucible” written by Arthur Miller created hysteria in all parts of the country. This play describes the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and the irony of a terrible period of

During 1989 the world looked on with amusement as communist governments in Eastern Europe collapsed and were replaced with governments committed to democracy and the free market. The Soviet Union and its republics started to break apart and eventually got their independence. Political, Social and Economical factors all contributed to the fall of communism is Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the 1980 s and 1990 s. A major political factor was the ruling of Mikhail Gorbachev. He set up

Education: Learning By Communism? Through Freire’s “ The Banking Concept of Education,” we see the effects this concept has on it’s students and also we see the effects that the alternate concept, problem-posing has. The ‘banking’ concept allows the students to become vessels of knowledge, not being able to learn at a creative pace. By using communism, seeing through how education is taught in the classroom, it is parallel to Freire’s ‘banking’ concept. We can see th

Discuss the Cold War events of the 1950’s. The 1950’s full of events and conflicts, the main one being the Cold War between the USA and the USSR. Events that lead up to the extreme tension during the cold war, were relations with the Vietnamese. The Vietnam War took place over a battle for communistic prevention. The fear of communism spreading tied in with the relations dealing with the USSR’s communistic society. In Europe there were revolts against communism as well. East Germ

The United States of America is a country that believes in democracy and has unfavorable ties with communist countries. The United States has tried for decades to improve relations with the countries that don t practice democracy. History shows disagreements between the United States and dictators of these irreverent countries, disagreements that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. The most recent of these confrontations involved three countries. United States of America, Cub

The movie Fail-Safe takes place during the cold war, when the United States was fighting with the Soviet Union over communism. Henry Fonda stars as the President, and Walter Matthau plays a civilian advisor. The movie opens with General Black dreaming of a bull being speared by a bullfighter. When he awakes, he goes to the Pentagon for a meeting. In the meantime, a senator is touring the command center in Nebraska, when something appears on the big screen. They fear it is the long await

Causes of the Cold War The Cold War occurred during a time of rebuilding for Europe. It characterized international relations and dominated the foreign policies of Europe. It affected all of Europe and determined lasting alliances. The Cold War was caused by the social climate and tension in Europe at the end of World War II and by the increasing power struggles between the Soviet Union. Economic separation between the Soviets and the west also heightened tensions, along with the threat of

Causes of the Cold War The Cold War occurred during a time of rebuilding for Europe. It characterized international relations and dominated the foreign policies of Europe. It affected all of Europe and determined lasting alliances. The Cold War was caused by the social climate and tension in Europe at the end of World War II and by the increasing power struggles between the Soviet Union. Economic separation between the Soviets and the west also heightened tensions, along with

In the beginning Communism seemed to the people of Russia as a utopian ideal. The promise of the elimination of classes, of guaranteed employment ,The creation of a comprehensive social security and welfare system for all citizens that would end the misery of workers once and for all. Lenin's own interpretation of the Marxian critique was that to achieve Communism there would first have to be a socialist dictatorship to first suppress any dissent or protest. Through coercive tactics this

Russian Communism: Leninism and Stalinizm is what? The specter is haunting Europe the specter of communism So what is this specter called communism and how haunting is it really? The Webster s Dictionary says that communism is a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party. Karl Marx says that communism is abolition of private property. Others say it is equal division