By Walter A. Kemp

Nationalism and Communism in japanese Europe and the Soviet Union appears at communism's makes an attempt to come back to phrases with nationalism among Marx and Yeltsin, how the shortcoming of communist theorists and practitioners to accomplish an efficient synthesis among nationalism and communism contributed to communism's cave in, and what classes that holds for modern Europe.

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This was particularly the case for those states which Marx and Engels had considered historyless. 38 Nationalism and Communism in E. Europe and Soviet Union National liberation would accelerate the process towards development because only when nations would be free from all forms of oppression would they be in a position to develop. Yet, at the same time, one had to make sure that the proletariat's drive for national expression did not lead to national self-determination; and the way that this could be achieved was through recognizing and encouraging national cultural autonomy.

22 Particular scorn was heaped upon the Czechs (regardless of the fact that one can hardly consider them 'Southern' Slavs). The Czechs, among whom we would include the Moravians and Slovaks, although they differ in respect of language and history, have never had a history of their own. Bohemia has been chained to Germany since the time of Charles the Great. The Czech nation freed itself momentarily and formed the Great-Moravian state, only immediately to come under subjection again and for five hundred years to be a ball thrown from one to another by Germany, Hungary and Poland.

Engels was particularly outspoken in his criticism of the 'Southern Slavs', who in his opinion lacked the 'primary historical, geographical and industrial conditions for independence and viability' and therefore had no future. Not only did these 'bull-headed nations' have no future, they had no past. '22 Particular scorn was heaped upon the Czechs (regardless of the fact that one can hardly consider them 'Southern' Slavs). The Czechs, among whom we would include the Moravians and Slovaks, although they differ in respect of language and history, have never had a history of their own.

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