Communism in the USSR and China Comparison Essay by cee-cee

Communism in the USSR and China
A discussion of the survival of the Communist Party in China as opposed to its demise in the USSR and Eastern Europe.
# 109057 | 2,589 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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The paper explores the factors which led to the different developments of the two most important communist powers of the Cold War, China and the USSR. The paper looks at how the communist ideology came to be implemented in both states and shows how the role of the national identity of the people was clearly underestimated by the soviets, while the Chinese managed to cater to the nationalistic needs of its people. The paper also discusses the lack of a strong connection between the Soviet led bloc of states while the Chinese used Confucianism that allowed people to identify their nation and their leader with a perennial system of thought.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Calvocoressi, Peter. World politics since 1945. New York: Longman, 1987.
  • Daniels, Robert V., ed. A Documentary History of Communism. New York: Random House, 1960.
  • Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of extremes. New York: Vintage, 1996.
  • Hsiung, James Chieh. Ideology and Practice: The Evolution of Chinese Communism. New York: Praeger, 1970.
  • Justin Little John. "China and Communism". International Affairs. Royal Institute of International Affairs. Vol. 27, No. 2. Apr., 1951. pp. 137-150. 9 November 2007

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