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Communism has had a profound impression on Europe from the mid-nineteenth century to the current. In idea, it promised equality and freedom for all. In perform, it spawned inegalitarian, authoritarian and, in a few cases, sizeable regimes in East Europe. Ronald Kowalski re-examines the heritage of ecu Communism, from its theoretical origins within the paintings of Marx and Engels till the cave in of the Soviet Union, and explains why it did not come to strength in West Europe.

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