Revolution’s Other World

Communism and the Periphery, 1917–39

  • Ken Post

Part of the Institute of Social Studies book series (ISSTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 188-219

About this book


Ken Post examines the 'turn to the East' by the international communist movement in fostering world revolution after the success in Russia in 1917, which led to communism's greatest gains after the Second World War. Based on a theorisation of the building of revolutionary movements, this study critically assesses communist strategy and tactics using three key cases, China, India and Brazil, drawing out implications for possible future developments in less-developed countries.


communism revolution war

Authors and affiliations

  • Ken Post
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  1. 1.Institute of Social StudiesThe HagueNetherlands

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