Marxist IQ: War and peace (answers)

May 25, 2020
Marxist IQ: War and peace (answers)


1. At the time of the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71), the policy of Karl Marx and the First International was to

d. call for French and Prussian workers to fight to end the war and make a peace without annexations.


2. During the American Civil War, the policy of Karl Marx and the First International was to

c. support the Union and the Lincoln government advancing a democratic revolution that would promote the interests of the working class of the U.S. and the world.


3. During World War I three important socialist parties among their respective warring powers opposed the war as against the interests of the working class. What were those parties?

c. Russian Bolsheviks, Italian Socialists, Socialist Party of America (SPA)


4. In developing his theory of imperialism during and after World War I, how did Vladimir Lenin characterize the war?

a. The militarization of industrial countries brought about by the rise of monopoly capitalism led to military alliances and wars to either take away or protect colonial possession.
b. The export of capital to the non-industrial regions of the world, which became battlegrounds for raw materials, cheap labor, and markets, was leading to more and bigger wars.
c. The technologies of industrial capitalism, which enabled imperialist powers to turn the forces of mass production into forces of mass destruction, resulted in the most destructive war in human history.
d. All of the above


5. This year is the 70th anniversary of the Stockholm Appeal, which Communists and other peace activists throughout the world organized for, including members of the Communist Party USA at the height of McCarthyite repression when its leaders were imprisoned and its members threatened. What did the petition call for?

c. Support for the outlawing of all nuclear weapons, their destruction, and the holding of war crimes trials for the leaders of any nation that would use nuclear weapons as a first strike


Score: 0 wrong: Theoretician. Write an article! Teach a class!!

1 wrong: Developed Marxist. Form a study group, join the party.

2 to 3 wrong: Class conscious worker – study harder.

4 to 5 wrong: Danger! deviations possible. study and then study some more lest you drift into the marsh of opportunism!


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