Any conversation about communism is incomplete without a mention of Lenin, Stalin, Castro and Ho Chi Minh

Communism is an ideology which emphasizes on equality among members of a community and eradication of a class/hierarchical structure. Several famous leaders have been enlightening the masses about the importance of communism and how the ideology can change governance and lead to a better society. The word was derived from the title of a book titled ‘Projet de communauté philosophe’, penned by a French writer and philosopher named Victor d’Hupay. Eminent personalities like Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, Josef Stalin and even Fidel Castro are a few individuals who are responsible for the worldwide popularity of communism. Ardent followers of these legends and the ideology of communism are called communists. Marx and Friedrich Engels are the men who coined the term ‘Marxism’ and sparked off a revolution which addressed the issue of the capitalist-working class conflict. While followers of Marx are known as Marxists, admirers of Lenin and his ideology are called Leninists. The masses, however, consider both these factions as ‘communists’. Vladmir Lenin and Josef Stalin are two communist stalwarts from Russia (formerly known as Soviet Union) who inspired thousands of leaders and set outstanding examples of leadership. The rise of the legendary Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, who passed away recently, is a perfect example of what communism is. He overthrew Fulgencio Batista, the former president of Cuba, who was considered more of a dictator in a military coup. The legendary leader then ruled the country for several decades.
Karl MarxKarl Marx
(Economist, Philosopher)

05 May 1818

14 March 1883

Trier

German,Prussian

Taurus

Vladimir LeninVladimir Lenin
(Russian Revolutionary & Head of Communist Party)

22 April 1870

21 January 1924

Ulyanovsk

Russian

Taurus

Fidel CastroFidel Castro
(Cuban Revolutionary Leader)

13 August 1926

26 November 2016

Birán, Cuba

Cuban

Leo

Xi JinpingXi Jinping
(General Secretary of the Communist Party of China)

15 June 1953

Beijing

Chinese

Gemini

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
(Founder and first leader of the Red Army)

07 November 1879

21 August 1940

Kherson Oblast

Soviet Russian,Russian

Scorpio

Nikita KhrushchevNikita Khrushchev
(Prime Minister of Soviet Union)

15 April 1894

11 September 1971

Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, Russian Empire

Soviet Russian,Russian

Aries

Albert CamusAlbert Camus
(Philosopher)

07 November 1913

04 January 1960

Dréan

Algerian,French

Scorpio

Pol PotPol Pot
(Dictator, War Criminal)

19 May 1925

15 April 1998

Kampong Thom Province, French Indochina

Cambodian

Taurus

Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping

22 August 1904

19 February 1997

Guang'an, Sichuan

Chinese

Leo

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck
(Author)

27 February 1902

20 December 1968

Salinas

American

Pisces

W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)

23 February 1868

27 August 1963

Great Barrington

Ghanaian

Pisces

Nicolae CeaușescuNicolae Ceaușescu
(Former President of Romania)

26 January 1918

25 December 1989

Scornicești

Romanian

Aquarius

Ho Chi MinhHo Chi Minh
(Former PM and President of Democratic Republic of Vietnam)

19 May 1890

02 September 1969

Nghe An Province

Vietnamese

Taurus

Kim Il-sungKim Il-sung
(Former President of North Korea)

15 April 1912

08 July 1994

Pyongyang

Korean

Aries

Josip Broz TitoJosip Broz Tito

07 May 1892

04 May 1980

Kumrovec

Yugoslav

Taurus

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev

19 December 1906

10 November 1982

Kamenskoe, Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire

Soviet Russian,Ukrainian,Russian

Sagittarius

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
(Writer)

09 January 1908

14 April 1986

Paris

French

Capricorn

Raul CastroRaul Castro
(President of the Council of State of Cuba)

03 June 1931

Birán, Cuba

Cuban

Gemini

Hu JintaoHu Jintao

21 December 1942

Taizhou

Chinese

Sagittarius

Pablo NerudaPablo Neruda

12 July 1904

23 September 1973

Parral, Chile

Chilean

Cancer

Dalia GrybauskaitėDalia Grybauskaitė
(President of Lithuania)

01 March 1956

Vilnius

Lithuanian

Pisces

Angela Davis Angela Davis
(Political Activist)

26 January 1944

Birmingham

American

Aquarius

Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson
(Swedish Journalist & Writer)

15 August 1954

09 November 2004

Skelleftehamn, Sweden

Leo

Valentina TereshkovaValentina Tereshkova
(Pilot)

06 March 1937

Bolshoye Maslennikovo

Russian

Pisces

José SaramagoJosé Saramago
(Writer)

16 November 1922

18 June 2010

Azinhaga

Portuguese

Scorpio

Amiri BarakaAmiri Baraka
(Writer)

07 October 1934

09 January 2014

Newark

American

Libra

Prachanda Prachanda
(Prime Minister of Nepal)

11 December 1954

Dhikur Pokhari, Nepal

Nepalese

Sagittarius

Slobodan MilosevicSlobodan Milosevic
(Former President of Serbia & the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)

20 August 1941

11 March 2006

Požarevac

Serbian

Leo

John GatesJohn Gates
(American Communist)

1913 AD

23 May 1992

American

Enver HoxhaEnver Hoxha
(Former Communist Leader of Albania)

16 October 1908

11 April 1985

Ergiri (Gjirokastër), Janina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire

Albanian

Libra

J.B.S. HaldaneJ.B.S. Haldane
(Geneticist)

05 November 1892

01 December 1964

Oxford, United Kingdom

British

Scorpio

Gustáv HusákGustáv Husák
(Slovak Politician)

10 January 1913

18 November 1991

Dúbravka, Bratislava

Slovak

Capricorn

Antonio GramsciAntonio Gramsci
(Italian Politician)

22 January 1891

27 April 1937

Ales, Sardinia, Italy

Italian

Aquarius

Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin
(Politician)

17 August 1926

Yangzhou

Leo

Jiang QingJiang Qing
(Actress)

19 March 1914

14 May 1991

Zhucheng, China

Chinese

Pisces

Miuccia PradaMiuccia Prada
(entrepreneur, fashion designer)

10 May 1948

Milan

Italian

Taurus

Imre NagyImre Nagy
(Politician, Diplomat, Economist)

07 June 1896

16 June 1958

Kaposvár

Hungarian

Gemini

J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
(Biologist, Geneticist, University teacher)

05 November 1892

01 December 1964

Oxford

Indian,British

Scorpio

Alejo CarpentierAlejo Carpentier
(Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist, Literary critic)

26 December 1904

24 April 1980

Havana

Cuban

Capricorn

Aime CesaireAime Cesaire

26 June 1913

17 April 2008

Basse-Pointe, Martinique

French

Cancer

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