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1 Theory of Communism By: Hannah Erlbacher, Becca Dresen, and Teresa Arkfeld

2 Karl Marx Carl Marx was a philosopher who was interested in the revolution and the nature of change within a civilization. He wanted to create an ideal society. People feared his ideas was forced out of his home country. Source

3 Karl Marx’s ideas Marx believed that there were two types of people that existed historically. Today they would be called the “rich” and the “working class”. Marx wanted to basically, take money from the rich and distribute it out to the poor so everyone was equal. Marx wanted a perfect society, which is unrealistic. Every example of communism as never turned out in this way, and there will always be conflict between the rich and poor. Source

4 Practice of Communism

5 Definition Book definition- A political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. Kid friendly definition- the government controls almost everything in a person’s life. g&sqi=2&ved=0CCcQkQ4&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=5ce3e65fae576574&biw=1024&bih=455

6 Features of Communism Totalitarianism-when the government controls all parts of peoples lives. Party state-The head party controls all government bodies. Command economies-state owns all products and the government plans all economic activities. Communistic countries value cooperation over personal freedom. practice-a-sophisticated-ideology/

7 Communist Countries Today North Korea China Laos Cuba Vietnam

8 North Korea North Korea is one of the most dangerous communist countries, because it has the possession of nuclear weapons, and a large military force. North Korea was founded by Stalin Lim Il Sung, whose son Kim Jong Il, is the current dictator.

9 China Communism came to power in China in 1949 under the power of Mao. Hu Jinato is the current dictator of China. He assumed office on March 15, 2003.

10 Soviet Union Was a single-state party ruled by the communist party Lasted form 1922-1991 The general secretaries were Joesph Stalin and Vladimir Ivashko The Head of State were Mikhail Kalinin and Mikhail Gorbachev The Head of Government was Vladimir Lenin and Ivan Silayev

11 Cuba A revolution in 1959 led to taking over of the Cuban government by Fidel Castro. By 1961, Cuba became a fully communist country and developed close ties the Soviet Union.

12 Laos Southeast of Asia became a communist country in 1975. Its president is Choummaly Sayasone The prime minister is Thongsing Thammavong

13 Vietnam They were partitioned at a 1954 conference that followed the First Indochina War. The partition was supposed to be temporary, North Vietnam became communist and were supported by the Soviet Union while the south was democratic and supported by the United States. After two decades of war, the two parts of Vietnam were unified and in 1976, Vietnam became a communist country

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