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The delicacy of army dependence

Throughout the year, we have been talking about what is necessary to have a revolution. Many of us have struggled to explain the Indian Revolution when all the other ones we see seem to be based in large part upon … Continue reading

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The Cult of Personality

As we talk about the communist revolution in China and compare it to that of Russia, one of the topics that is most striking is the cult of personality that both Stalin and Mao created. When we studied Stalin, we … Continue reading

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Contrasting red and white propaganda

In class, we’ve talked a lot about red propaganda. Red propaganda, when aimed at the whites, portrays them as greedy capitalists who seek to exploit both the working class and the peasants. Since we’ve talked so much about how the … Continue reading

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