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A History of Repetition

As I was finishing up the final parts of the rough draft for our paper, I found it interesting how the French Revolution of 1848 modeled much of what would happen in future revolutions, after the fighting had finally settled down. More … Continue reading

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Mao as a Leader

After going through the reading today covering the later years of Mao’s reign, I was very intrigued by the fact that after his death, a governmental committee was formed in China that was to decide on the ethics of Mao’s leadership. And while they … Continue reading

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History Repeating Itself

When we had our discussion on how the Bolsheviks took control of the Russian Government in 1917, I couldn’t help but notice how many of the names, actions, and ideals  of the Red Army were very reminiscent of the bourgeoisie … Continue reading

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Marxist Viewpoints

After the discussion in class today, I was very interested in the fact that Karl Marx did not completely abominate the capitalist system, rather that he thought that this particular system was no longer needed for the current state of … Continue reading

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