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By Gray, Daniel; Johnson, Elliott; Walker, David Martin

The moment variation of the Historical Dictionary of Marxism covers of the fundamentals of Karl Marx’s inspiration, the philosophical contributions of later Marxist theorists, and the vast real-world political businesses and buildings his paintings inspired—that is, the myriad political events, corporations, nations, and leaders who subscribed to Marxism as a creed.

This textual content encompasses a chronology, an introductory essay, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has over 500 cross-referenced entries on very important personalities, either thinkers and doers; political events and pursuits; and significant communist or ex-communist international locations. This e-book is a wonderful entry element for college kids, researchers, and somebody desirous to recognize extra approximately Marxism.

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Mozambique: Mozambique becomes independent under Samora Machel’s Frente de Libertação da Moçambique (FRELIMO) (Front for the Liberation of Mozambique), which begins a transition from national liberation movement to Marxist-Leninist vanguard party. 1976 Cambodia: Modeled on Mao’s Great Leap Forward era, Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge forms the new Democratic Kampuchea regime, which forcibly moves the population to rural work projects and leads to the deaths of millions. China: Zhou Enlai dies in Beijing.

Despite his wish to be cremated, his body is embalmed and put on permanent display in the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Hua Guofeng has the Gang of Four arrested, the members of which are sentenced to death or imprisonment after a trial five years later. Somalia: Barre’s SRC reorganizes as the Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party (SRSP), a Marxist-Leninist vanguard. Vietnam: Following its military victory in 1975, Le Duan’s Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP)–ruled DRV unifies with the south to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV).

Czechoslovakia: The “Velvet Revolution” leads to the CPCz being ousted and a power-sharing interim Government of National Understanding being formed. Václav Havel is elected president. Germany: After Hungary abandons its border defenses with Austria and a mass exodus of DDR tourists occurs, a series of protests leads to the DDR government CHRONOLOGY • lv allowing its citizens to cross to the West. The Berlin Wall is breached, marking the beginning of the fall of communism in Europe. Poland: A government led by the trade union Solidarity (Solidarność) is formed after the first partially free elections since World War II.

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