Lenin is important in world history because he was all about getting the working class to conform and not question the Socialist economic system. Aldous Huxley has really got Lenin’s ideas anthropomorphized in the form of Lenina because she exemplifies how nobody could think or believe anything other than what the government, or Lenin wanted them to. Lenina is a robotic pawn of government in the World Slave State. Lenina isn’t a revolutionary like Vladmir Lenin, some would argue that Lenin and her simply share the same name. Lenin was a head figure in the Socialist government who coined the idea of having mass amounts of people working for “society” and ultimately the one who would benefit is the government.
On one side there are the people. Kotkin refers to them as the ‘civil society’, a group of people ‘imagining’ themselves as opposition when in fact they did not contribute anything to the fall of the Communist regimes. In contrast to this, he labels the other side as ‘uncivil society’, the Communist regimes. They were a society because they contained a social ranking, shared an ideology and lived the same lives. This is seen as more important because the fall occurred within the sphere of the governments.
The perceived communist party in Russia did not abide by the fundamental communist, Marxist, and socialist beliefs while seizing power and therefore cannot be associated with these beliefs. Once the Bolsheviks, a prominent communist party within Russia, had taken power, the traditional view was that they implemented a socialist society regulated by planned reforms. According to Marxist and socialist beliefs, the essence of the society was conscious planning. While this was what was believed to have happened, the society had few plans as they spent a large majority of their time preparing for a revolution. This was a clear sign that Russia was not truthfully a Marxist society at the time.
Andre Abi Haidar PSPA 210 INTRODUCTION It is always difficult to write about and discuss Karl Marx, or more importantly the applications of Marx’s theories, due to the fact that he inspired and gave rise to many movements and revolutionaries, not all of which follow his theories to the point. Although Marx tends to be equated with Communism, it might not seem righteous to blame him for whatever shortcomings occurred when his theories were put to the test; Marx passed away well before the revolution in Russia, and he played no role in the emergence of the totalitarian regime at the time. When discussing Marx, however, Vladimir Lenin is one of the biggest highlights when it comes to studying the outcomes of Marx’s theories.
Communism in theory seems perfect, but in practicality it remains only a theory because there remains no feasible way to accomplish it. A person/people will always possess more power than the rest, yet majority of people believe it could solve some of the most horrendous problems the world faces; however, true equality in a society exists in hypothetical and ideological scenarios. True equality represents equality based on everything humanly possible, which means physical characteristics, education, and income. Kurt Vonnegut conveys that true equality within a society refuses to survive and only exist in hypothetical discussions via the use of setting and imagery in Harrison Bergeron. Vonnegut establishes a society where everyone must interact
Eisenhower can easily be compared in how different they were socially. Those differences can easily be found in the beliefs each man held for their country. Stalin believed in a society of communism where everyone would be given equal amounts of everything, and the government authority would control the community. He preached that in order to make communism work efficiently, society would have to forcefully go through a change from capitalism to communism (“Joseph Stalin”). Stalin not only found motivation in his efforts, but he created a goal to expand the use of communism around the world (“Cold War History”).
Marx thought people’s life will become better unless abolishing religion through revolution. Freud also thought if people have no religious belief，will have better life. They were trying hard to uncover the ignorance of religious from a scientific point of view，but there are loopholes in both their point of views. The communistic society which Marx appreciated belongs to materialism，it is opposite with the religion which belongs with idealism. But in ancient times，the structure of the society is similar with the communistic society proposed by Marx.
The government probably thought of this concept of everyone being the same was the idea of a utopia for them. Lastly, George stated in the story, “If I tried to get away with it, then other people’d get away with it—and pretty soon we’d be back to the Dark Ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else” (Vonnegut 136). This mindset means that everybody thought of everyone being equal is a utopian society, and everyone competing against each other is their idea of a dystopian society. In today’s society, everyone thinks the total opposite. This shows how different mindsets can affect people’s judgement.
CVCP, nowadays, has embraced political platforms from the Communist Party of China and the Communist Party of Vietnam. The party is seeking possible way for a peaceful transition to socialism. The only solution for the problem of exploitation and oppression against mankind is the termination of the system of capitalism. This termination depends on socialism, which can make possible by the lead of the U. S. working class. The class, with its enduring history of revolution around the worlds, is capable of initiating mass movements and making transition possible.
One such poor decision that would, in due course, result in revolution, was to retain an autocratic regime in Russia. At the time, Russia was, in fact, one of the few remaining autocracies in the world, which only demonstrated the country’s failure to reform and move with the times. Democracy was becoming more apparent in other countries throughout the world, but Russia’s autocratic regime “granted the population no voice in government and strictly punished any expressions against the status quo” (Pipes, 18). The result of continued autocratic rule was contempt for the Tsar and Russian monarchy. Suppression and failure to reform particularly frustrated the liberal intelligentsia.
These factors are both reasons why the war started, and "weapons" that were used. Communism is when everything in a country is shared, to make everything "equal." This is what the Soviet 's believed in, making everything "equal," no matter how unfair it seems to others. The United States believed in capitalism, when if one person makes money, they do not have to share it, it belongs to them. Which one seems more fair?
Was Roosevelt really guilty of compromising American capitalism with elements of socialism, or was it a temporary measure to deal with an economic crisis, and in fact save capitalism? The answer to the question is yes, President F.D Roosevelt had to compromise. His plans and actions might have seemed that he was for socialism, but it was rather a temporary measure. He made the decision, as the president, to compromise American Capitalism with elements of socialism for the time being as there were more options and different ways of going about it in socialist setting than there was with capitalism. He made this decision also because he knew that if he were to change his mind-set from a capitalist to a socialist one there would be more ways of getting the country back to what it used to be even though many people would not agree.
Communism is the act of seeing everyone equally in the middle class level, which then means the state controlled all means of production. So, when asked the question of how successful it was I would have to say it was not successful even though there was an attempt to contain communism. The dictionary defines communism as a political and economic system in which the major productive resources in a society such as mines, factories, and farms are owned by the public or the state, and wealth is divided among citizens equally or according to individual need. So, if I had to evaluate the containment of communism during the cold war using the definition above as my standard I would have to strongly say they were unsuccessful. Communism is like the ideal society and in no way was the United States perfect.