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World communism in the 20th century

This collection consists of almost 600 pamphlets related to communism throughout the world during the twentieth century. Some major focal points of the collection are issues pertaining to the Soviet Union as well as World War I and World War II. Covering topics such as revolutions, education, foreign policy, labour, as well as major events like the space race and the Vietnam War, these pamphlets provide historical insight into Communist perspectives and developments over the course of the twentieth century.


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