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The rise of communism
Sims, Robert J.
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San Diego [Calif.] : Greenhaven Press, [2004]

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272 pages ; 22 cm.
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The Communist Manifesto, written by Marx and Engels in 1850, sparked the interest of political idealists and coffee-house intellectuals around the world. The communist experiment first took root in czarist Russia at the turn of the twentieth century. It has since spread around the world and taken hold in places such as China, Cuba, and Vietnam. This text highlights the rise of communism and its expansion to other nations in all corners of the globe.

Table of Contents

George Douglas Howard ColeBertell OllmanLouis O. KelsoFernando ClaudinG.F. HudsonGraham DarbyTheodore von LaueOlivia CoolidgeNick KnightRichard LowenthalDouglas PikeRobert F. TurnerJames O'ConnorRobert J. AlexanderConstantine PoulosRoy MedvedevBertram D. Wolfe
Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Chapter 1 The Founders of Communism
1. Karl Marx Viewed the State as a Tool of the Ruling Classp. 24
2. Marx on Capitalism and the Alienation of the Workerp. 33
3. Marx's Flawed View of Capitalismp. 39
4. Lenin Viewed the Worldwide Revolution as Inevitablep. 51
Chapter 2 The Rise of Soviet Russia
1. Lenin's Early Bid for a Socialist Revolutionp. 65
2. The Bolsheviks Seize Powerp. 76
3. Modernization and Terror: The Campaigns of Joseph Stalinp. 88
Chapter 3 Communism in Asia
1. Mao Rose to Power Through Peasant Discontentp. 99
2. Mao Insisted That the Proletariat Lead the Revolutionp. 117
3. The Sino-Soviet Rivalryp. 129
4. Ho Chi Minh Unified Vietnamese Communistsp. 141
5. Ho Chi Minh Was a Master Opportunistp. 154
Chapter 4 Latin American Revolution
1. Castro's Classless Revolution in Cubap. 166
2. The Communist Drive for South Americap. 179
3. Party Line Communism in Latin Americap. 187
Chapter 5 The Soviet Bloc
1. The Postwar Revolution in Eastern Europep. 200
2. The Invasion of Czechoslovakiap. 206
3. Tito's Independencep. 219
Appendix of Documentsp. 233
Chronologyp. 259
For Further Researchp. 262
Indexp. 265