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The Rise of Communism

This course explores the journey of communism from a political theory to a global movement that shaped the modern world. From Marx and Engels to the Russian Revolution, you’ll delve into communist ideas, theory, and practice. Discover the rise to power of the Bolsheviks and the impact of communism today.

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This course takes you on a journey from the intellectual origins of communist theory to the fall of the Soviet Union. You will gain insight into how and why communist ideas came to shape the modern world, and how they continue to influence political and economic thought in many countries today. Throughout this course, you will explore the history of communism. Learn about the origins of communism and how it developed into a revolutionary movement that swept across Europe and Asia. You will also explore the theoretical underpinnings of communism and the key ideas put forth in works like Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto.

As the course progresses, you will dive into the history of communist regimes, including the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba. You will examine the policies and practices of these regimes, and the effects they had on the people who lived under them. You will also consider the reasons why communism ultimately failed as a political and economic system.

Throughout this course, you will engage with primary sources, including works by Marx and Engels, as well as contemporary accounts of communist regimes. This course is designed for anyone interested in understanding the history of communism and its lasting impact on the modern world. Whether you are a student of history, politics, or economics, or simply curious about this important chapter in human history, this course will provide you with a deep and nuanced understanding of one of the most significant and controversial ideologies of our time.

What you’ll achieve:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the origins, evolution, and impact of communism;
  • Knowledge of the key ideas and theories of communism, and how they were put into practice;
  • An understanding of the social, political, and economic contexts that led to the rise of communism;
  • Familiarity with the leading figures and events of the communist movement, including Marx, Lenin, and the Russian Revolution;
  • The ability to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of communism as an ideology and political system.

Who is this course for:

  • Students of history, political science, philosophy, and related fields;
  • Anyone interested in the history and development of economic and political systems;
  • Individuals seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of communism on global politics and society;

Professionals in fields such as journalism, international relations, or public policy, who wish to enhance their knowledge of communism and its influence on contemporary issues.