The Communist Century: From Revolution to Decay 1917-2000 - kindle ebook by Chris Kostov

The author tracks the global history of communism in an accessible style that makes is an interesting read for anybody who is interested in modern history. From the very origins of the communism, in the radicalized European working class movements of the late 19th Century, a vast and complex ideological movement that would eventually dominate much of humanity a century later emerged. The 20th Century was communism's century, a belief system that promised utopia managed instead to spread terrific suffering and bloodshed in its wake. The expansion of communist revolutions around the world after the two world wars, communism's first state in Russia, Stalinism and the dictator's empire in Eastern Europe and the influence of communism in China, Asia, South America and Africa are all covered here in this short introductory guide by Chris Kostov. For those who are unfamiliar with the fundamentals of 20th Century history, or for students who want a better grasp of the broad scope of change during the century, this is an indispensable guide.

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