At the flip of the twenty first century in Latin America, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez championed what he termed socialism of the 21st century, which included a coverage of nationalisation of national property such as oil, anti-imperialism and termed himself a Trotskyist supporting permanent revolution. The history of socialism has its origins within the 1789 French Revolution and the changes which it introduced, though it has precedents in earlier movements and ideas. The Communist Manifesto was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848 just earlier than the Revolutions of 1848 swept Europe, expressing what they termed scientific socialism.
Algeria, the Congo, India and Sri Lanka have directly used the time period socialist in their official constitution and name. Croatia, Hungary and Poland directly denounce “Communism” in their founding documents in reference to their past regimes.
In Austria, France and different European nations, socialist events and anarchists played a … Read More