Modern World History Course 1.114

Why were the revolutions in Russia and China motivated by communism?

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communism is that hand social inequality and misery Right Well

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if you do things correctly out corruption you should end

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up with the bright and shiny utopia where all people

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in the same socioeconomic class are treated equally No masters

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and slaves no lords and serves no factory employees of

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the month Everyone is on par with everyone else But

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social classes have been around for a very long time

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You just know there was one bigger feist year cave

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man who because of his size and power got all

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the best cuts of meat and a spot right in

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front of the communal fire And while there were many

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poor people in russia and china the sock communism is

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their ticket to a better life There were also plenty

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who were perfectly happy with their traditional above average existence

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Thank you very much So how do you make a

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communist revolution happened when not all the population is on

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board with your big idea Well if your name is

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lenin stalin or now you build the totalitarian government even

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if doing so completely contradicts the tenants of communism Because

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if everyone in a communist society was actually equal there

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wouldn't be anybody in charge The russian and chinese dictators

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sold their totalitarian governments to their followers as temporary They

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get all the wrinkles ironed out in their new communist

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states and then bam no more leaders Unfortunately once you

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get a taste of absolute power it uh corrupts you

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absolutely right Yeah it's Hard to turn off the tap