the evolution of Communist Theory and Practice

Part 1: Karl marx

Historical Context:

-Born in 1818 in the ancient city of Trier

-Marx’s father was a prosperous lawyer

-Marx studied law at the University of Bonn

His Def. for Communism:

-It would happened naturally

-Everyone should have power

-Conflict between rich and poor

Part 2: Lenin

Historical Context:

-Lenin was the leader of the Bolsheviks

-His brother was hang for trying to kill Czar

-He later overthrew Czar

-He was the "Father of the Revolution"

-Dies 1924

His Def. For Communism:

-He thought that peasants would the communist party

-It was always rich vs poor

-Everybody has power, but also a strong government

Compared to Marx:

-Both thought it was rich vs poor

-It was a revolution between capitalism and proletariat

Part 3: Zedong

Historical Context:

-On October 1, 1949 Mao Zedong proclaimed the foundation of the People's Republic of China

-Was a chinese communist revolutionary

-Born the son of a wealthy farmer in Shaoshan

His def. of communism:

-Peasants could be the leaders of the revolution

-Communist could occur in a rural country

Compared to Lenin:

-They both thought that peasents should have power

Part 4: Backlash

The movement against communism:

-More people were coming like Einstein with new ideas

-New kinds of ideas like surrealism

-More lids of music like Jazz

Reactions against communism:

-people started to go against communism

People like Einstein and others were against communism

Part 5: Connection

Yes there is still communist countries here today

Laos is one of the comminist countries we have today

Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, became a communist country in 1975 following a revolution that was supported by Vietnam and the Soviet Union.

It compares to Marx because it just happened naturaly

Part 6: My reaction

I think that all of these leaders had many different ideas to share to all the people. But since all of the people thought in many different ways they went against each other.

Sunday March 9

Armando Campos Jr.

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