Truckload of excited soldiers during Russian Revolution. St. Petersburg, 1917.
European History

The Russian Revolution

July 9, 2020

There were many forces involved in the Russian Revolution of 1917. The Bolsheviks were the one group that by using their opportunities carried out the revolution. These opportunities were created by some of the allies and secret societies that supported them financially. […]

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. […]

The expanded East India House, London, painted by Thomas Malton in c.1800
British History

The Origins and Development of Trading Companies in the East

July 7, 2020

Trading spices in the east originated with the Portuguese. They had realized the potential power of oriental spices in commerce and trade. So, they headed for the East Indies in search of these luxury goods. This was the first step toward the establishment of trading companies that changed the world of commerce. […]

Flag of the Dutch East India Company
British History

The Rise of the East India Company

July 7, 2020

The rise of the East India Company was motivated by profitable spice trade. The east was thought of as the land of exotic spices and European countries created profitable and powerful businesses out of these trades. […]

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