The Rise of Communism: History, Documents, and Key Questions, 1st Edition

  • Patrick G. Zander
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  • ISBN-10: 1440847061
  • ISBN-13: 9781440847066
  • DDC: 320.53
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 260 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This book investigates the Communist political phenomenon, including the origins and development of Communism as well as the revolutions that led to the rise of the major Communist states around the world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Crossroads in World History.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
How to Use This Book.
Historical Overview.
The Rise of Communism: A to Z.
1: April Theses.
2: Bolsheviks.
3: Castro, Fidel.
4: Cheka.
5: Cold War.
6: Collectivization.
7: Comintern.
8: Communist Party of China.
9: Cuban Missile Crisis.
10: Cuban Revolution.
11: Czar Nicholas II.
12: Détente.
13: Engels, Friedrich.
14: Evolutionary Socialism.
15: February Revolution in Petrograd.
16: First World War.
17: Gulag.
18: Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
19: July Days.
20: Khmer Rouge.
21: Khrushchev, Nikita.
22: Korean War.
23: Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich.
24: The Manifesto of the Communist Party.
25: Mao Zedong.
26: Marx, Karl.
27: Marxist Theory.
28: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
29: October Revolution (Bolshevik Revolution).
30: Paris Commune.
31: Prague Spring.
32: Russian Revolution of 1905.
33: Second World War.
34: Stalin, Joseph.
35: Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.
36: Trotsky, Leon.
37: Utopian Socialism.
38: Vietnam War.
39: Warsaw Pact.
Primary Documents.
40: The Communist Manifesto Written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
41: Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism Vladimir Lenin.
42: “The April Theses” Vladimir Lenin.
43: The Call for a Popular Front Against Fascism Drafted as the “Resolution of the Seventh World Congress of the Communist International,” August 1935.
44: Stalin’s Response to Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech Joseph Stalin.
45: Chairman Mao Calls for a People’s Democratic Dictatorship Mao Zedong.
46: Address to the Korean People On the Occasion of the Liberation of Pyong Yang Kim Il-Sung.
47: Manifesto of the South Vietnam National Liberation Front.
48: Communication From Nikita Khrushchev to President John F. Kennedy During the Cuban Missile Crisis.
49: The Sixteen Points of the Cultural Revolution.
Key Questions.
50: Question 1: Was Communism an Inherently Flawed Theoretical Conception That Would Inevitably Lead to Repressive, Totalitarian States, or Was It a Promising Theory Twisted by Particular Individuals and Institutions Making Communist Regimes Particularly Repressive and Violent?.
51: Question 2: Did Communism Provide a Particularly Strong System for the Rapid Advancement of Science and Technology, or Was Such Development Impeded by the Communist System and Inevitably Doomed to Lag Behind the Democratic/Capitalist States?.
52: Question 3: Were Cold War Fears about the Communists’ Intentions and Means for the Continual Spread of Communism and Eventual World Domination Justified on the Part of the Western Democracies?.
About the Author and Contributors.