January 29, 2011


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  • Communism - "Communism refers to a theory for revolutionary change and political and socioeconomic organization based on common control of the means of production as opposed to private ownership. While communism or Marxism-Leninism, as it is known, champions economic justice, it views social revolution and the violent overthrow of the existing social order as essential components in the process." - New World Encyclopedia
  • Holodomor - "The Holodomor was a man-made famine in the Ukrainian SSR, part of the Soviet famine of 1932–1933. During the famine, which is also known as the "terror-famine in Ukraine" and "famine-genocide in Ukraine", millions of Ukrainians died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine." - Wikipedia
  • Marxism-Leninism - "Marxism-Leninism is an adaptation of Marxism developed by Vladimir Lenin, which led to the first successful communist revolution in Lenin's Russia in November 1917. As such, it formed the ideological foundation for the world communist movement centering on the Soviet Union." - New World Encyclopedia
  • Mass killings under Communist regimes - "[Communist states] have killed significant numbers of people... The highest death tolls... are for the Soviet Union under Stalin, in the People's Republic of China under Mao, and in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge. Many scholars contend that millions, perhaps tens of millions, lost their lives..." - Wikipedia
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