Lenin and Workers Monument outside Gorky Park in Moscow, Russia
European History

Supporters and Friends of Vladimir Lenin

July 9, 2020

There were many forces and factors influencing the course of Russia’s 1917 Revolution. As the leader of the revolution, Lenin had the financial support of some famous friends and allies. Without their help and the financial resources, the fate of the revolution would have been different. […]

Socialists in Union Square, New York City on May Day 1912
European History

Marxism after Marx in Europe and America

July 8, 2020

The socialist movement continued to spread after the death of Marx. In the early 20th century, many European countries welcomed socialism and created many social and political changes. In America, the socilst movement was different from Europe. Unlike Europe, no mass socialism was formed in America. […]

Barricades during the Paris Commune, near the Place de la Concorde
European History

Marxism: Yesterday and today

July 8, 2020

With the introduction of the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx created a revolution in socialist ideas under what was later termed as scientific socialism. But what happened to Marxism and Marxism-inspired movements after Marx died? These movements continued to thrive and swept across Europe. […]

The flag of the social democtratic party of Germany, SPD
European History

What Happened to Marxism in Germany after Marx

July 8, 2020

The Social Democratic Party in Germany is considered one of the most powerful and significant socialist parties in the world. Despite limitations, it carried on operating as an underground organization. It grew so much that it eventually had a third of the seats in the parliament. […]

The original coat of arms of the East India Company (1600)
British History

The Success and Influence of the East India Company

July 8, 2020

The English East India Company was established as a trading company chartered by Queen Elizabeth. Initially, it sought to enter the profitable trading of spices. It was monopoly that gradually expanded its reach and influence in the east and finally helped the British Crown to Establish the British Empire. […]

A mural of Karl Marx speaking to revolutionaries, with industrial machinations in the background, and a group of capitalists in the foreground.
European History

Why was Karl Marx Convinced Capitalism would Fail?

June 22, 2020

Karl Marx believed capitalism would eventually collapse on itself. He believed the clash between the proletariat and the bourgeois would result in the former overthrowing the latter. Why did he believe this? […]

A painting depicting rioting in Berlin in March 1848, with the monarchist revolutionaries holding aloft their flag in the middle of the image, and the republican revolutionaries to the right with their flag.
European History

The Communist Manifesto and the Revolutions of 1848

June 21, 2020

The Communist Manifesto has had a major impact on world politics and economics, but when it was first published, the Manifesto was mostly ignored. Why was that? And why didn’t it have an impact during the revolutions of 1848? […]

Line art illustration of Johann Gutenberg.
European History

The Social Impact of the Printing Press

June 21, 2020

While the impacts of the printing press were felt on all spheres of life, perhaps some of the most significant and rippling effects were felt in the social sphere. […]

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