Lewis University Communism in Czechoslovakia Essay

Unit 5 Friday Writing Assignment –


In Unit 6 we will be learning about the Russian Communist Revolution and the Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe during the Cold War.The following reading describes how ordinary people in Czechoslovakia experienced life under a communist economic and political system.You are to write a 1.5 to 2 page typed-double-spaced essay analyzing how communists kept power without resorting to military force with short, clear examples from the reading.Consider the following questions:

  • Why would people go along with this system/
  • How might someone defend this system?
  • What does Havel propose to end this system?
  • What would Adam Smith have to say about communism as an economic system?