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 Karl Marx wrote “Communist Manifesto” (1848)  Marxist = Communist  What is the root word of Communism?  Does that sound bad?  Goal was to make everyone.

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1  Karl Marx wrote “Communist Manifesto” (1848)  Marxist = Communist  What is the root word of Communism?  Does that sound bad?  Goal was to make everyone an equal class IMAGINE by John Lennon

2  Religion is considered a “social evil”  Ironically North Korea does allow some Christianity, and after much persecution, China has allowed some religion  No individual ownership  All possession were taken and divided up by the state  Your home belongs to the state, your body belongs to the state  Attempted to remove class system  No rich, no poor – only middle class  The reality is there is a lot more poverty and now the classes are based on statue and occupation instead of money  Only works if everyone supports it  That will never be the case,  Propaganda – Advertisements of national pride  Censorship - Government control of media and travel  Fear – Secret police, Concentration (Gulags) camp, death

3  WWI (Great Depression)  Bolshevik Revolution  Bolshevik = Communist Russia = Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.)

4 Bolshevik Propaganda October 25, 1917 “RED OCTOBER”

5  Vladimir Lenin – first communist leader of Soviet Russia – called the “Boss”  Joseph Stalin – second leader  Responsible for killing 6 million Russians  Placed Russian war heroes in Gulags – (Siberian concentration camps)

6  WWII was between:  Allied Powers – Great Britain, U.S., and U.S.S.R.  Axis Powers – (Nazi) Germany, Italy, and Japan  After the war USSR gains control of eastern Europe and the countries East Germany and West Germany were born Winston Churchill FDR Joseph Stalin Ironically we are better friends with the Axis Powers than the Allied Powers today

7  Battle of the Super Powers - Wealthiest and most powerful  U.S.S.R and U.S.A. fear of have WWIII (Nuclear World War)  Arms Race - build up of weapons  USSR spies stole nuclear plans  Containment – fight where communism spreads (Korean War/Vietnam War)  Space Race  USSR October 1957 launch Sputnik and 1961 first man in space  USA first on the moon 1969  Olympics  Gold Medal count  Miracle on Ice  1991 Communism Falls

8 Yuri Gagarin April 1961 First man in space First in Space October 4, 1957 Launching of SPUTNIK

9  1949 Communism overtakes China under Mao Zedong (chairman Mao)  Chinese nationalist flee an establish Taiwan  1957 Great Leap Forward – converting China from farming to manufacturing  Led to wide spread starvation and brutality  Over 45 million Chinese were killed

10  1950 Communism moved into Korea  US fought from  Cease fight agreed  Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) was established at the 38 th Parallel (38 ⁰ Latitude) creating North and South Korea  With no people, wildlife in the DMZ has thrived The Kim Jong’s Sung Un Il His dead body is also on display if you’d like to see it

11  1959 Cuba become Communist  Bay of Pigs  Vietnam War  US join in the mid 60’s  Vietnam was fully Communist after the war

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13 People fled west to prevent becoming apart of the Communist Bloc To stop this emigration a barrier had to be created

14  Built 1961 and was torn down in 1989  The next decade the East would be an economic burden to the West WEST GERMANY EAST GERMANY

15 Celebration of East Berlin Wall being torn down Nov. 9, 1989 WHY WAS THE WALL BUILT? THE BERLIN WALL CONSTRUCTION 1961

16  There are 5 countries that are still Communist today 1. China 2. North Korea 3. Cuba 4. Laos 5. Vietnam  Will Russia return to Communism?


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