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    Karl Marx, Founder Communism   Karl Marx, Founder Communism
Karl Marx, with Friedrich Engels, a founder of modern socialism and communism. The son of a lawyer, he studied law and philosophy; he rejected the idealism of Hegel but was influenced by Ludwig Feuerbach and Moses Hess. His editorship (1842-43) of th...
 
    Friedrich Engels, Founder Communism   Friedrich Engels, Founder Communism
Friedrich Engels, with Karl Marx, founder of modern Communism and Socialism, he was the son of a textile manufacturer, and after managing a factory in Manchester, England, he wrote his first major work, The Condition of the Working Class in England i...
 
    Du Bois, Civil Rights Leader   Du Bois, Civil Rights Leader
W.E.B. Du Bois was an early African-American civil rights leader and scholar and the first non-white person to receive a doctorate from Harvard University. He was an outspoken critic of the social inequalities that existed in the US during the early...
 
    Rosa Luxemburg, Political Theorist   Rosa Luxemburg, Political Theorist
Rosa Luxemburg was a Polish-born German Marxist political theorist, socialist philosopher, and revolutionary. She was a theorist of the Social Democratic Party of the Kingdom of Poland, later becoming involved in the German SPD, followed by the Indep...
 
    Lenin, Founder of the Soviet Republics   Lenin, Founder of the Soviet Republics
Lenin was the founder and guiding spirit of the Soviet Republics and the Communist International, the disciple of Marx, the leader of the Bolshevik party and the organizer of the Oct. revolution in Russia, was born on April 9 (22), 1870, in the town...
 
    Leon Trotsky, Revolutionary   Leon Trotsky, Revolutionary
Became a revolutionary in 1896. Later worked with Lenin on Iskra in 1902. He broke with Lenin the next year over the nature of the revolutionary party and aligned himself with the Menshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party. He bro...
 
    Joseph Stalin   Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922 until 1953. Stalin's increasing control of the Party from 1928 onwards led to him becoming the de facto party leader and the dictator of his...
 
    Ho Chi Minh, President of North Vietnam   Ho Chi Minh, President of North Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh (meaning "Ho, Enlightened Will") was a Vietnamese revolutionary and statesman, who later became Prime Minister (1946 -1955) and President (1955 - 1969) of North Vietnam. He was a leading force in trying to re-unite North Vietnam with Sou...
 
    Josip Broz Tito, Leader Yugoslavia   Josip Broz Tito, Leader Yugoslavia
Josip Broz Tito was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles from 1943 until his death in 1980. During World War II he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as the most effective resistance movement in occupied Europ...
 
    Mao Zedong   Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong (pronunciation Mao Tse-tung) was a Chinese military and political leader, who led the Communist Party of China (CPC) to victory against the Kuomintang (KMT) in the Chinese Civil War, and was the leader of the People’s Republic of China (PR...
 
    Anton de Kom, Surinamese Activist   Anton de Kom, Surinamese Activist
Cornelis Gerard Anton de Kom was a Surinamese resistance fighter and anti-colonialist author. On May 10, De Kom was sent to The Netherlands without trial and exiled from his native country. He was unemployed and continued writing his book, Wij sla...
 
    Deng Xiaoping, Leader of China   Deng Xiaoping, Leader of China
One of the old guard of the Chinese Communist Party, Deng Xiaoping became the party's Secretary General in 1954, but was purged by Chairman Mao in 1966 for his strong objections to the excesses of the Great Leap Forward. By 1974 Deng had been "rehabi...
 
    Marinus van der Lubbe, Reichstag Fire   Marinus van der Lubbe, Reichstag Fire
Marinus (Rinus) van der Lubbe was a Dutch council communist convicted of, and executed for, setting fire to the German Reichstag building on 27 February 1933, an event known as the Reichstag fire. According to the Berlin police, van der Lubbe clai...
 
    Kim Il-sung, Leader of North Korea   Kim Il-sung, Leader of North Korea
Kim Il-sung was the leader of North Korea from its founding in 1948 until his death, when he was succeeded by his son Kim Jong-il. He held the posts of Prime Minister from 1948 to 1972 and President from 1972 to his death, in addition to General Secr...
 
    Fidel Castro, President Cuba   Fidel Castro, President Cuba
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is a Cuban revolutionary and politician, having held the position of Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and then President from 1976 to 2008. He also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from...
 
     

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