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What is Communism? A Simple Lesson
What is Communism? This is the symbol of Communism – The Hammer and the Sickle Hammer for the Workers Sickle for the Peasants – the farm labourers Who are these guys?
What is Communism? ‘Those guys’ wrote the ‘Communist Manifesto’ in 1847. It’s a short book – but billions of people have read it…. This is Karl Marx, the ‘Father of Communism’. People who believe in his ideas are called ‘Marxists’ This is his good friend, Frederick Engels.
What is Communism? Marx and Engels studied the history of the world’s economies. This means the way that power, industry and finance are controlled. They saw the way countries developed in stages. Communism Socialism Capitalism Feudalism Explain these please! Primitive Communism
What is Communism? This is how humans first lived together – in small tribes. Primitive means ‘not very advanced’ e.g. hunting and gathering. Communism means that everything was shared amongst the tribe – food, jobs, belongings. No-one owned land. Eventually a group comes to power – this leads to Feudalism… Primitive Communism
What is Communism? Under feudalism, a king or emperor or chief becomes the ruler over all the people. He gives land and privileges to ‘nobles’ who rule the people for him. The people are kept uneducated and told that god chose the king to rule. The church helps the king this way. Feudalism As trade develops, some people get richer. This leads to Capitalism….. Primitive Communism
What is Communism? The capitalists get more power to serve their own interests. The business owners or capitalists get richer while the workers do all the hard work. Capitalism Feudalism Capitalism creates a huge working-class of people who soon get angry at the way they are treated. They organise in unions and demand changes. This will lead to a revolution and Socialism…
What is Communism? Because nothing is made for profit, all people benefit from education and health. The workers take control of the country to produce things for everyone. Socialism These ideas spread across the world to create Communism…. Capitalism In the Socialist revolution all the rulers – kings, churches, capitalists are got rid of.
What is Communism? The remaining capitalists put up a bitter fight, but the will of the people will always win. Communism Socialism All human activity goes towards benefiting each other – allowing all to live their lives to the full. As everyone now works together, war is a thing of the past – armies are not needed. Sharing means no police are needed. Everything is provided by the people – so money becomes a thing of the past.
What is Communism?Note Sheet. Communism - a government where people shared work fairly and were paid equally. The word “Communism” comes from the Latin word “Communis” which means common or belonging to all.
The Beliefs of Communism The rich get richer. The poor get poorer. People wanted to make everything equal. People never er achieved the goal.
The Goal of Communism Goal: to get rid of social classes and make everything fair for everyone.
USSR USSR stands for: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The USSR was formed in December 1922. USSR a.k.a. Russia. The USSR is a Communist party. The USSR collapsed in 1991.
5 Key Points Communism is the government when everything is distributed equally. Dictatorship is the government when a group or one person has control over everyone. The Cold War is when there was tension between the U.S and the Soviet Union. The beginning of communism through the Industrial Revolution. U.S.S.R. goal to expand communism through the countries.