The Political Leaders Following The End Of World War II

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Identification and Evaluation of Sources This investigation will answer the question, “To what extend did weak political leaders following the end of World War II result in the Communist Party assuming complete political control over Czechoslovakia?” This investigation is significant because it addresses how a political group had the power to overwhelm not only a government, but also an entire country. The shift from a social democracy to communism resulted in many changes within Czechoslovakia, some of which are still present today, despite the end of the communist regime. This investigation will also look into the effects that World War II had on the spread of communism. The scope of investigation will primarily take place from 1945…show more content…
The book was written in the form of an interview between the two and was written in 2002, and the origin of the book is that it was published by Columbia University Press. The author, Mlynar was the secretary of the Czechoslovak communist party from 1968-1970. Mikhail Gorbachev was the last leader Soviet Union and the General Secretary of the Communist Party from 1985. A value is that Gorbachev goes into details regarding the Prague Spring and the pathway to socialism, while a limitation is that sometimes the conversation can feel forced and in some instances it seems as though Gorbachev disagrees with Mlynar but he doesn’t follow up with his opinion. In this investigation there will also be an examination of a speech given by Joseph Stalin. This speech was given by Stalin on January 17th, 1925 at the Czechoslovak Commission of the E.C.C.I. Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the 1920s until 1953. In this speech, Stalin addressed issues affecting the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia. The purpose of this speech was to address the issue of the Right party and why it posed a dangerous threat to the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. The format of this source is a value, as it allows the reader to develop a clear understanding of what the speaker (Stalin) is trying to demonstrate and it also gives the perspective of a Communist leader and the Communist presence prior to
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