Robert Harvey's A Short History of Communism PDF

By Robert Harvey

ISBN-10: 1466888075

ISBN-13: 9781466888074

At the present time international communism turns out only a poor reminiscence, an expressionist nightmare as awful as Nazism and the Holocaust, or the slaughter within the First global conflict. used to be it in basic terms simply over a decade in the past that stone-faced previous males have been nonetheless presiding over "workers" paradises within the identify of "the people" whereas 1000's of thousands persevered grinding poverty lower than a approach of mind-controlling servitude which failed to hesitate to homicide and imprison complete populations within the reason behind "progress"? Or that the realm appeared less than chance from progressive hordes engulfing one nation after one other, subsidized by means of an unlimited army computer and the specter of nuclear annihilation?

In the Seventies, with the autumn of South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, the march of Marxism-Leninism the world over appeared impossible to resist. under 20 years later the test had collapsed, leaving probably a hundred million lifeless, in addition to fiscal devastation spanning continents. Even China now more and more embraces unfastened industry economics. purely in a number of backwaters does communism undergo, as out of date as rust-belt industry.

This ebook is the 1st worldwide narrative historical past of that defining human event. It weighs up the stability sheet: why did communism ensue mostly in international locations wrenched from feudalism or colonialism to twentieth-century modernism, really than--as Marx had predicted--in constructed international locations groaning below the load of a parasitic center classification? have been coercion and kingdom making plans in reality the one future of backward nations? What used to be the reason for its allure -- no longer least between many extremely smart observers within the West? Why did it develop so speedy, and cave in with such startling suddenness?

A brief background of Communism units out the entire epic tale for the 1st time, a landscape of human idealism, cruelty, affliction and braveness, and offers an interesting new research.

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Bereits 1998 wurde der Wahlkampf von den damaligen Oppositionsparteien, SPD und Grone, mit diesem Thema erfolgreich gefuhrt. 1m Gegensatz zu 2002 wurde jedoch die allgemeine wirtschaftliche Situation 1998 weit besser beurteilt. 6 Fehlentwicklungen bei Arbeitslosenzahlen eignen sich besonders gut fur die jeweiligen Oppositionsparteien, die Regierung vorzufuhren, weil deren Politiker immer wieder der Versuchung unterliegen, konkrete Versprechungen tiber die Reduktion der Arbeitslosenzahlen durch ihre Maf3nahmen zu machen.

Vergleiche zu Wahlen in den USA zum Beispiel von 1996 (Clinton gegen Dole) drangen sich auf, treffen aber wohl den Sachverhalt nur ungenugend. Betrachtet man die Bundesrepublik insgesamt, so erreicht die SPD in allen AItersgruppen etwa gleiche Anteile, ihre Verluste treten eher in den mittleren Altersbereichen auf, nicht so sehr bei den jungeren Wahlem (unter 30) und auch nicht bei den alteren (uber 60). Trel1l1t man zwischen Ost und West, so flillt das weit uberdurchschnittliche Ergebnis fur die SPD bei den uber 60-Jahrigen (47%) in denneuen Bundeslandem auf, bei den uber 60-jahrigen Frauen sind es sogar 52%.

Inhaltsanalysen zeigen, dass Stoiber mit zunehmender Nahe zum Wahltermin in diesen Auseinandersetzungen immer aggressiver wurde, wahrend der Bundeskanzler versuchte, sich starker als Staatsmann darzustellen. Die Geschlossenheit der SPD- und auch der Griinen-Anhiinger hinter dem Kanzler wuchs mit der Nahe zum Wahltermin, die Unterstiitzung Edmund Stoibers aus den eigenen Reihen, die zeitweise ahnlich hoch war wie die Gerhard Schroders durch die SPD-Anhiinger, war zum Ende des Wahlkampfes riicklaufig.

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