Isiah Araujo

Period 3

March 8, 2014

Communism Theory

a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/communism)

-Communism has evolved throughout the years by starting with Karl Marx's view in London then going to Lenin's view with similar ideas then finally leading up to Zedong's idea of communism in China.

Marx

Karl Marx was born in Germany and was the first one to have a say about communism. He believed it could be started in industrial nations and the proletariats would be the ones to start the revolution."From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs." So in other words, redistribution of wealth is his main idea of communism and how he views how the revolution will first be started.

Lenin

Vladimir Lenin was born in Russia and after picking up from where Marx left off, he is the second one to have a view about communism. Lenin believed the revolution would start in land or rural cities/countries and the one's to start it would be the proletariats and the peasants combined. Lenin,differently from Marx, recognized that the working class of Russia was too small that the peasants had to be apart of it to make the revolution happen.

Zedong

Mao Zedong was born in China and was the final one to have a view point about communism as he took from where both Marx and Lenin left off to form his idea of communism. He believed that the revolution would start in rural countries/cities and that the peasants would be the ones to start it in China. Zedong was Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death. His Marxist-Leninist theories, military strategies and political policies are collectively known as Maoism.

Cuba

It is a communist party of the Marxist-Leninist model. The Cuban constitution ascribes the role of the Party to be the "leading force of society and of the state".Cuba had a number of communist and anarchist organizations from the early period of the Republic. Cuba has picked up ideas from Lenin and Marx and both their views on communism which leaving them as a communist country during modern day times.

Reaction

I don't like communism in general because i don't like how one group is in charge of all the factors of production. It's like in the past how white people hired african americans as slaves, the slaves didn't want to be their slaves but they had no choice as the white race was superior to them leaving them with no choice in what they wanted to do. Communism isn't a good idea as a government because i didn't think Lenin was a good leader as his use of show trials as evidence so since that was the government he liked, i'm going to go against it because i don't like Lenin as a leader and the idea of communism.

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