Communism Essay Topics

The Collapse of Communism in the USSR and Eastern Europe

Analyses of the collapse of communism have followed a dialectical path since the early 1990s, explaining the implosion first as the direct result of US pressure, then as the inevitable fall of a flawed system, and finally, as a combination of the two. This fluctuation has occurred as national archives from both the East and… View Article

The Great Leap Forward launched by Mao in 1958

When the Communist party came to power in 1949 after a brutal war against the Nationalists, China was in a devastated state. War against Japan had resulted in the destruction of many of it’s cities including Beijing. China’s people were left scared with the horrific memories of the Japanese army’s horrendous acts. Rescuing China from… View Article

Why did the Communists win in 1949?

Introduction This assignment mainly focuses on why the communist won. However, to understand why and how they won, we need to cover the whole history of China, from the imperialism of the emperors to the taking of power by Mao. I will talk about certain leaders and what they did to affect history and also… View Article

The Korean War And Communism

Was the Korean War successful in either containing Communism or Removing Communism? In September 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. South Korea, was controlled by Anti – Communist leaders whilst the North was controlled by Communist leaders. The fact that South Korea was Anti – Communist gained it the support of America. The communist half… View Article

Orwell disapproves of communism

In both cases, the authors reinforce the declaration that intelligence is dropping by demonstrating depreciation in language. The Time Traveller describes the language of the Eloi to be very basic, with sentences and expressions often composed of not more than two words. In fact, he learnt a good amount of the language during his short… View Article

Economic, Social, and Political Change Worksheet

Respond to each of the following questions in 2 or 3 sentences: 1. What are the three most important factors that contributed to the agricultural revolution in Europe? The agricultural revolution took place courtesy of three key factors. These factors include warmer temperatures, the three-field system and better farming equipment. In which, contributed to the… View Article

History Shows There Is No Such Thing as Absolute Power

‘The undiminished ability to act in a particular way, or direct or influence the behaviour of others or the course of events’. Immediately one thinks of mighty Alexander, seizing every territory he set his eyes upon, or Joseph Stalin suppressing the entire population of the huge Soviet bloc with an iron fist. There are certainly… View Article

History, The Bourgeoisie, The Proletariat, and Communism

Karl Marx begins the first chapter of his The Communist Manifesto with the opening line: “The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles” (ch. 1). Underlying all of history is this fundamental economic theme, that each society has its own economic structure which breeds different classes—“a manifold gradation of social… View Article

An Analytic Review of the Marx-Engels Reader by Robert C. Tucker

I will start my critique of this book by citing an excerpt from the Manifesto of the Communist Party proclaiming that the societies that have passed and continually exist are an absolute exposition of the contradiction of social groups based on the economic conditions. As Marx and Engels (1848) put it, “the history of all… View Article

Eisenhower on Communism

Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Texas in 1890 and was the Thirty-Fourth President of the United States of America between 1953 and 1961. During his Army career he served under Generals John J. Pershing, Douglas Macarthur, and Walter Krueger, in 1942 he commanded the joined forces landing in North Africa, in 1944 he was… View Article

Communism in Eastern Europe

Communism is a system of social organization in which all the economic and social aspects and activities are controlled by a single dominating party. In a communist state abolishment of private ownership is introduced. This is the explanation of communism in most of the dictionaries. However history has shown us that there is a lot… View Article

Communism in Ethiopia

My parents would always tell me about how the 1970’s were a time of great change. It was a period in time where the youth of the world had had enough and began to question the society they lived and what it stood for. From the protests in the US over the Vietnam War to… View Article

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Analysis

Joseph Stalin strategically came into power in communist Russia in the 1930’s. Within just a few years, he turned Russia from a communist state into a totalitarian dictatorship. Few people chose to speak out against Stalin, but those who did were put into Siberian work camps or gulags. Alexander Solzhenitsyn was one of the few… View Article

Relations Between the Soviet Union and China Hostile

What were the turning-point events that kept relations between the Soviet Union and China hostile for over 20 years? There were many disputes between China and Russia between the 1950s and 1960s. The disputes may be caused by ideological differences, self-interest, personalities of the leaders, or domestic problems. Mao and Stalin had ideological differences. Although… View Article