The whole point of communism was to equally share the benefits derived from labor. Think about it as an Utopian community where everyone can enjoy a perfect socio-politico-legal system – but, before emerging ourselves in these controversial moments in the history of communism, let’s start from the beginning.
It all started in Russia in 1917 (after Lenin’s October Revolution) and “the virus” began to spread quickly to China with Mao Zedong’s rise to power and to Cuba, with Fidel Castro’s takeover. As you know, the ideology of communism was never achieved, leading to millions who died of starvation, millions more going to prison camps and many who were executed – all for the sake of communism.
In the middle decades of the 20th century, this toxic world was America’s most terrifying enemy. Fortunately, from one country to another, people got tired of everything related to communism, because their experiences were in comparison to the thriving West Society. Nowadays, while China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba officially claim to be communist states, the country that adheres most strictly to communist principles, according to Oxford University scholar Robert Service, is North Korea.
Communism was established by force or otherwise in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Yugoslavia, Poland, North Korea, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, China, Tibet, North Vietnam, Guinea, Cuba, Yemen, Kenya, Sudan, Congo, Burma, Angola, Benin, Cape Verde, Laos, Kampuchea, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Vietnam, Somalia, Seychelles, Afghanistan, Grenada, Nicaragua and others.
Below we present you some of the most important moments of the communist regime from beginning to end!
THE GREAT OCTOBER REVOLUTION (NOV. 7, 1917)
FOUNDING OF MAGNITOGORSK – RUSSIA’S STEEL CITY (JUNE 30, 1929)
VICTORY OVER NAZI GERMANY (MAY 9, 1945)
MAO DECLARES COMMUNIST VICTORY IN CHINA (OCT. 1, 1949)
KOREAN WAR ENDS IN STALEMATE. (JULY 27, 1953)
SOVIETS CRUSH HUNGARIAN UPRISING (NOV. 4, 1956)
FIDEL CASTRO SEIZES POWER IN CUBA (JAN. 1, 1959)
SAIGON FALLS (APRIL 30, 1975)
SOLIDARITY IS FORMED IN POLAND (AUG. 31, 1980)
PEOPLE STAND IN LINE FOR COOKING OIL IN BUCHAREST (1986)
TIANANMEN SQUARE PROTESTS ARE CRUSHED (JUNE 4, 1989)
BERLIN WALL FALLS (NOV. 9, 1989)
ROMANIAN REVOLUTION (16–27 DEC. 1989)