Part 1: Marx

-During the 18th century a great revolution was brought to Great Britain, the revolution was the called the Industrial Revolution. During the Industrial Revolution the middle class and wealthy got richer and the poor got poorer, working conditions were terrible for the poor, because of these factors Karl Marx came up with the idea of communism, a system of government where all were considered equal

-Karl Marx's communism had 3 basic main ideas 1)A revolution is necessary to overthrow the existing government 2)During the phase after revolution the government may have complete control over the proletariat 3)After steps 1 and 2 are completed the citizens would live in a utopia like society where all were equal, property was shared and all were free from the chains of a "class- based" society.

Part Two: Lenin

-During and after Russia's participation in World War 1 there was what one could say a high amount of civil unrest within the country. Lenin, a man who was greatly inspired by Karl Marx's Communist manifesto, decided to write newsletters inspiring people to spark revolution within the country.

-Although Lenin and Marx have the same basic ideas there were quite a few differences, for example, Lenin believed that the people should spark the revolution whereas Marx believed revolution should just naturally occur.

Part 3:Zedong

-There are a number of things that sparked Communist ideas in China, one would say that the Boxer Rebellion instated the idea because it gave Mao Zedong the support of peasants and farmers

-Mao believed a cultural revolution must take place before Capitalist ideologies could be removed. Mao's idea communism was slightly different that Marx's idea of it, for example, Mao felt that in order to drift towards a more socialist idea that the classes must collaborate in order to be successful, Marx felt that the bourgeoisie was parasitic towards the other classes.


Part4: Backlash

-World War 1 left a remarkable effect on the world, because of this new systems of government arose, theses new systems were more commonly known as Fascism and Communism. Fascism and communism have many opposing ideologies but ultimately both end up with repressive political systems. Communisms basic idea is that all are equal within the state, Fascism implies that there is one sole ruler who has absolute power over the state. After World War 1 China and Russia adopted Communism and eventually Italy Germany and Japan adopted fascism. This tension between the two ideologies was eventually taken to World War 2 in 1939

Part 5: Connection

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