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The Failure of Communism
An analysis of the main factors contributing to the fall of communism and the power of the Soviet Union.
# 96802 | 3,114 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 16, 2007 in Political Science (Communism) , History (Russian)

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This paper discusses the reasons for the failure of communism and the demise of the power of the Soviet Union. The paper describes some of the theories that have emerged regarding the Soviet Union's failure, including internal and external tensions, economic issues and overemphasis on bureaucratic procedures. It also discusses the Soviet Union's neglect of culture and nationalistic interests and the natural diversity of the different regions.

Table of Contents:
The Fall Of Communism
Brief Outline Of The Rise And Fall Of Soviet Communism
Overview Of The Main Reasons For The Failure Of Communism

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blackburn, R. (Ed.). (1991). After the Fall: The Failure of Communism and the Future of Socialism. London: Verso.
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  • Jameson, F. (1996, April). Five Theses on Actually Existing Marxism. Monthly Review, 47, 1+.
  • Malia, M. (1993, Spring). A Fatal Logic. The National Interest 80+.
  • Marzani, C. (1990, January). On Interring Communism and Exalting Capitalism. Monthly Review, 41, 1+. Retrieved February 6, 2007, from Questia database:

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