The History of Communism
The history of Communism is complicated and filled with fascinating
"footnotes." The Main Hall presents the bare skeleton of this rich
story. Other levels focus in on topics of note and the experiences
of particular countries.
The Main Hall is set up so that one can follow the history of Communism
chronologically; alternately, you may go directly to the topics of
interest to you.
The Czarist Origins of Communism
The Marxist Origins of Communism
Lenin and the First Communist Revolutions
- The Foundation of the Comintern
- Stalin and Trotsky; Chiang and Mao
- "Revolution from Above": Stalin's Terror-Famine and Great Terror
- Stalin and the World Communist Movement
- The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact: Stalin and Hitler Divide Europe
Ideology - that is what gives evildoing its long-sought justification
and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination...
Thanks to ideology, the twentieth century was fated to
experience evildoing on a scale calculated in the millions.
The Gulag Archipelago
- World War II: The War to Make the World Safe for Communism
- Post-War Communist Victories
- Khrushchev Splits the World Communist Movement
- Mao: the Stalin of China
- Minor Communist Victories, Major Human Tragedies
- The Decline of Communism in the Soviet Bloc
- Deng: the Khrushchev of China
- The Fall of Communism in the Soviet Bloc
- Transition to Freedom: Success and Failure to Try