History of communism
Most modern forms of communism are based upon Marxism, a variant of the ideology formed by the sociologist Karl Marx in the 1840s. Some religious societies that have stressed egalitarianism and commo...
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Who Is Karl Marx?
When writing The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx thought he was providing a road to utopia, but everywhere his ideas were tried, they resulted in catastrophe and mass murder. In this video, Paul Kengor...
Epic History: The Russian Revolution
Everything you need to know about the Russian Revolution in a 13 min video. Produced in partnership with Bridgeman Images http://www.bridgemanimages.com/en-GB/ We explain all the major events of Russ...
History of communism
Communism was the bloodiest ideology that caused more than 120 million innocent deaths in the 20th century. It was a nightmare which promised equality and ju...
Russian Revolution
A brief history of anarchism and the Russian revolution of 1917. Sources: http://www.akpress.org/2006/items/anarchisminamericaakpress http://www.psfp.com/
History of communism - The Bloody History of Communism
Communism was the bloodiest ideology that caused more than 120 million innocent deaths in the 20th century. It was a nightmare which promised equality and ju...
Pre-Marxist Communism
Karl Marx saw primitive communism as the original, hunter-gatherer state of humankind from which it arose. For Marx, only after humanity was capable of producing surplus, did private property develop....
Primitive communism
Primitive communism is a concept originating from Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels who argued that hunter-gatherer societies were traditionally based on egalitarian social relations and common ownership...
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Religious communism
Religious communism is a form of communism centered on religious principles. The term usually refers to a number of egalitarian and utopian religious societies practicing the voluntary dissolution of ...
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Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution is the collective term for a series of revolutions in Russia in 1917, which dismantled the Tsarist autocracy and led to the creation of the Russian SFSR. The Emperor was forced ...
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Revolutions of 1989
The Revolutions of 1989 were part of a revolutionary wave that resulted in the Fall of Communism in the Communist states of Central and Eastern Europe. The period is sometimes called the Autumn of Nat...
Polish-Soviet War
The Polish–Soviet War (February 1919 – March 1921) was an armed conflict that pitted Soviet Russia and Soviet Ukraine against the Second Polish Republic and the Ukrainian People's Republic over the co...
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Petrograd Soviet
The Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies (Russian: Петроградский Совет рабочих и солдатских депутатов, Petrogradskiy sovet rabochikh i soldatskikh deputatov) was a city council of P...
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Die Wende
Die Wende ([diː ˈvɛndə], "The Change" or "The Turn") is a German term that has come to signify the complete process of change from the rule of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany and a centrally plan...
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Kornilov affair
The Kornilov Affair, or the Kornilov Putsch (Kornilov Coup) as it is sometimes referred to, was an (allegedly) attempted coup d'état by the then Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Army, General Lavr Ko...
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Georgy Lvov
Prince Georgy Yevgenyevich Lvov (Russian: Гео́ргий Евге́ньевич Львов; Georgij Evgen'evič L'vov) (2 November 1861 – 7 March 1925) was a Russian statesman and the first post-imperial ...
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Factions of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party
Throughout history, there were a number of political factions within the RSDLP (Russian Social Democratic Labour Party), in addition to the major split of Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.
Romanian Revolution
The Romanian Revolution (Romanian: Revoluția Română) was a period of violent civil unrest in Romania in December 1989 and part of the Revolutions of 1989 that occurred in several Warsaw Pact coun...
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End of Communism in Hungary (1989)
The Communist rule in the Hungarian People's Republic came to an end in 1989. The events were part of the Revolutions of 1989.
By 1989, the Communist systems were going through a process of collap...
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White Terror (Russia)
The White Terror in Russia refers to the organized violence carried out by the White Army during the Russian Civil War (1917–23). It began after the Bolsheviks seized power in November 1917, and conti...
Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War
The Allied intervention was a multi-national military expedition launched during the Russian Civil War in 1918. The initial goals were to help the Czechoslovak Legions, secure supplies of munitions an...
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Influences on Karl Marx
Influences on Karl Marx are generally thought to have been derived from three sources: German idealist philosophy, French socialism, and English and Scottish political economy.
Immanuel Kant is b...
Bolsheviks
The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists or Bolsheviki (Russian: большевики, большевик (singular); [bəlʲʂɨˈvʲik]; derived from большинство bol'shinstvo, "majority", literally meaning "one of t...
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White movement
The White movement (Russian: Бѣлое движенiе/Белое движение, Beloye dvizheniye; [ˈbʲɛləɪ dvʲɪˈʐenʲɪɪ]) and its military arm the White Army (Бѣлая Армiя/Белая Армия, Belaya Armiya), also known as t...
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Russian history, 1892-1917
Under Tsar Nicholas II (1894–1917), Russia: 1892-1917 slowly industrialized and yet repressed political opposition from the center and the far left. It recklessly entered wars with Japan (1904) and w...
Russian history, 1892-1917 - Wikipedia
Lev Kamenev
Lev Borisovich Kamenev (Russian: Лев Бори́сович Ка́менев, [ˈlʲɛf bɐˈrʲisəvʲɪtɕ ˈkamʲɪnʲɪf]; 18 July [O.S. 6 July] 1883 – 25 August 1936), born Rozenfeld (Russian: Ро́зенфельд...
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Socialist-Revolutionary Party
The Socialist Revolutionary Party, or Party of Socialists Revolutionaries (the SRs; Russian: Партия социалистов-революционеров (ПСР), эсеры) was a major political party in early 20th century Russi...
Marx's theory of human nature
Marx's theory of human nature has an important place in his critique of capitalism, his conception of communism, and his 'materialist conception of history'. Marx, however, does not refer to "human na...
Cheka
Cheka (ЧК – чрезвыча́йная коми́ссия chrezvychaynaya komissiya, Emergency Committee, [tɕɪˈka]) was the first of a succession of Soviet state security organizations. It was created on December 20, 1917,...
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