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Government: Democratic and Communist

Learn about two different types of government: democratic and communist. Learn the philosophy of communism and the history of its development. Find out what countries have democratic and communist/socialist government. Discover how the economy influences the course of a countries’ development. There is a link to an eThemes resource on democracy and community responsibility. Includes photographs, maps, video, lesson plans, and quotes on communism of Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, and Mao Zedong.


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Learn what communism is. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Learn what democracy is. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Learn more about China and its communist government. Click on the "Quotes from the Great Helmsman's Famous 'Little Red Book'" link next to Mao's icon to read his quotes on communism. NOTE: The site leads to websites with a message board and ads.
This lesson plan is designed to help kids understand economic principles of free and controlled markets and to compare these of the United States and China.
Read citations of Karl Marx, Fredrick Engels, and Vladimir Lenin about communism. Scroll down page to learn more about communism philosophy and its historical development. Click on links "Socialism", "Democracy", "Freedom", "Utopia" and others to learn their philosophical sense.
Read what Fredrick Engels, the philosopher and co-founder of communism thought about communist society, people, and government. Find out how, according to the philosopher's theory, a social order rises from commercial crisis.
This is a lesson plan for middle and high school students where they can work in groups to discuss positive and negative sides of life under communist government.
Learn about an important aspect of socialist policy: price control. Scroll down to click on the "Massive Restriction on Markets and Prices" link to find out more.
Learn facts about countries and their governments. Use the drop-down menu at the top to select a country.
This lesson plan describes how students can learn about the different types of economies: market economies, command economies, and developing economies. Learn about the relationship between economy and a form of government.
Look at the chart to view the growth of democratic governments during the 20th century. Scroll down the page to learn about the types of democracy, communist states, and more.
Here are world maps of countries with different types of government. Find out about their similarities and differences. Use links at the bottom of the page for more maps.
These sites are about the rights and responsibilities of members of society. Includes ideas for getting children involved in their communities and for understanding their rights. Includes links to eThemes Resources on historic documents, communities, the democratic process, and elections.

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