Presentation on theme: "COMMUNISM. Communism Communism is a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership The goal is a classless society where people are equal The struggle."— Presentation transcript:
Communism Communism is a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership The goal is a classless society where people are equal The struggle between the two sides: 1. Proletariats- workers 2. Bourgeoisie- middle class
Karl Marx Father of communism Wrote book “Communist Manifesto” 3 estates of the French Revolution 1 st estate- clergy 2 nd estate- nobles (Kings/Queens) 3 rd estate- middle class 3 rd estate- peasants Peasants revolted against the nobles because of the inequality in society
Quotes on Communism I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition. Fidel Castro Fidel Castro The basic law of capitalism is you or I, not both you and I. Karl Liebknecht Karl Liebknecht
More Quotes I am convinced that the path to a new, better and possible world is not capitalism, the path is socialism. Hugo Chavez Hugo Chavez "You cannot have capitalism without racism." – Malcolm X
Capitalism Capitalism- private ownership of industry; survival of the fittest; laissez-faire (government keeps hands off); creates different classes Democracy- government by the people (representative vs. direct) Freedom- freedom of press, speech, to own a business Individualism- stresses the need for people to do things on their own; the best individuals reach higher levels of power, status or money
Adam Smith Father of Capitalism Wrote book “Wealth of Nations” Laissez-faire economics “Invisible hand”- gov’t not involved
Quotes on Capitalism “We must make the world safe for democracy.”- Woodrow Wilson “Communism works on paper but never works on people."
"Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff." –Frank ZappaFrank Zappa
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. - Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
Review of Gov’t Q’s 1. Which countries throughout history were communist? Soviet Union, China, North Korea 2. Which countries throughout history were democratic? (Allies)- US, Britain, France 3. Which countries throughout history practiced dictatorship? (WWII- Axis Powers)- Germany, Italy & Soviet Union. 4. Which countries throughout history were fascist? (WWII- Axis Powers)- Germany & Italy What is the best form of gov’t?
Closure Questions Write out questions & answers! 1. What is capitalism? 2. What are some characteristics of capitalism? 3. What is communism? 4. What are the two classes? 5. How is communism different from capitalism? #1-2 (capitalism )#3-5 (communism)