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Why Was Communism Feared? After WWII, Americans knew they lived in the strongest and "greatest" country on earth. They were however afraid of communism at home and abroad. Through the reading and discussions in this class I have found the primary reasoning for this fear was because they did not want to think our country could be like the rest. After the war businesses were trying to get back to normal and trying to convert form planes to cars so to speak. The entire economy

Communism"A specter is haunting Europe the specter of Communism." This was the opening line of Karl Marx's 'Manifesto of the Communist Party' when it was published in 1848. Today, with the apparent failure of so many Communist experiments, the Marxian statement might be rewritten: "A specter is haunting Communism the specter of capitalism." ( Communism, World Book encyclopedia, p891)Marx, Friedrich Engels, Lenin, and the other people that theorized Communism never explained in detail exa

The situation that formed in Asia and the Pacific Rim after WWII was basically a battle between the West (America, capitalism) and the East (USSR, communism). The war created two super-powers in Russia and the USA. Russia immediately began to convert all their territory gained into communist puppet governments. This caused disagreement between the US and the USSR. The US then tried to suppress the spread of communism. This started the Cold War. When other countries turned to communism

SOVIET COMMUNISM VS. CHINESE COMMUNISMThe Soviet Union and China are the two important states in the world history that practiced a form of communism. However, communism in the Soviet Union collapsed while it still survives in China. What were the reasons: what caused the collapse in the Soviet Union and why has the Chinese communist-party state has been more durable than the Soviet Union s?The Soviet communism ignored basic human desires like desires to own property and to express your op

Karl Marx's theories on Communism had a major role in the influence of diplomicy and world politics. He believed and spoke that Communism was the third part of a continuum that started with Feudalism, then onto Capitalism, and finally ended with Communism. The major ideas of Karl Marx's theories were made up of a Central Government, which owns all, and controls each persons daily life. In a Marxist State there are no peersonal items and his objective of his theory was to help the Prol

Brave New World Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, while fictitiously showing the future possible advances of science and technology, is actually warning people of what science could become. In the Foreword of Brave New World, Huxley states: “The theme of Brave New World is not the advancement of science as such; it is the advancement of science as it affects human individuals” (xi). He is not suggesting that this is how science should advance, but that science will advance

Karl Marx s The Communist Manifesto forecasted the downfall of capitalism and the rise of communism. It predicted that the communist revolution was most likely to take place first in Britain or Germany because of their high population of proletarian factory workers. However, he was proved incorrect because these factory workers were happy with their conditions and felt no need to revolt. The Communist Manifesto appeals mostly to the lowest of the lower class, what he called the "proletariat".

Communism and socialism in animal farn Communism and socialism plays an important role in Animal Farm by George Orwell. All of the events that occurred in the book represent actual events that happened to a communist country, now known as Russia. Both communism and socialism have similar beliefs but still have their differences. There has never been a communist society where people were happy and treated as equals to high ranking government officials. There has been a time in Animal Farm when

McCarthyism |Joe McCarthy bought communism in much the same way as other people purchase a new automobile. The salesman showed him the model; he looked at it with interest, examined it more closely, kicked at the tires, sat at the wheel, squiggled around in the set, asked some questions and bought. It was as cold as that,X said Roy Cohn. In fact, Joe McCarthy was the leader behind the anti-communist force in the early 1950+s. His impact was so strong and powerful, that the moment was calle

In a free market society, business rules the land. Either you have money or you do not. There is no government to take care of you and no sympathy for those less fortunate. Karl Marx saw this as a weakness rather than strength. He developed a theory of communism, where the people rule and everything is equally shared. Russia took to this theory and enveloped it, as it's own way of life. Were Communism and Lenin just in the right place at the right time? Why did Russia and its people take to