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Comintern and the Nationalist Movements in China

April 18, 2021

While Sun Yat-sen and Li Dazhao and Chen Duxiu were leading two quite distinct types of revolutionary thinking and organizations, they were introduced to the theory and practice of Bolshevism by Comintern and turned into dedicated revolutionaries. […]

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History

How Marx and Lenin Influenced Chinese Nationalists

April 18, 2021

A group of Chinese nationalists was strongly affected by the triumph of the Russian Revolution. They began translating the works of Karl Marx and V.I. Lenin into Chinese to understand how the Bolsheviks had successfully thrown off centuries of czarist oppression. Li Dazhao, Chen Duxiu, and Mao Zedong were key people who led the change. […]

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American History

American Revolution and the Native Land

April 18, 2021

Looking at the American Revolution from the perspective of Native America, it was a catalyst for a civil war that caused deep divisions within Indian communities. We can also see it as a moment that involved perilous attempts to preserve neutrality. […]

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American History

Native Participation in the American Revolution

April 17, 2021

The Native people experienced the American Revolution in at least three different ways, as allies, as participants in their own civil wars, and as neutral parties. However, in each instance, the Revolution brought destruction. […]

The "Declaration of Independence" dated July 4, 1776 lying on the American flag.
American History

American Revolution and the Native View

April 17, 2021

We imagine the American Revolution as the beginning, if not the end, of the triumph of liberty, equality, and fraternity. Yet, for the Natives, something as revolutionary as the American Revolution was not seen that way. For them, it simply represented a war between a British father and his land-hungry children. […]

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American History

Native View of the Seven Years’ War

April 11, 2021

In 1763, Pontiac urged Odawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibwe to accept Lenape war belts. Fashioned from black beads, they represented a call to arms—an invitation to go to war and rid the Ohio Country of the British. […]

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