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The Communist Manifesto Is Published

Commissioned by the Communist League and written by theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the Communist Manifesto is one of the most influential political tracts in history. It calls on the proletariat to overthrow the capitalists, abolish private property, and take over the means of production and advocates policies such as a progressive income tax system and universal free public education. After predicting an eventual classless society, the document ends with what famous statement?

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Therizinosaurs

Therizinosaurs were theropod dinosaurs with a very distinctive set of characteristics. Possessing long necks, wide torsos, and hind feet with four toes, therizinosaurs also had unique hip bones that pointed backwards and were partially fused together. However, the most striking characteristics of these dinosaurs were the enormous claws on their hands, which could reach lengths of three feet. Furthermore, skin impressions from at least one therizinosaur indicate that they were covered in what?

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Robert Mugabe

Mugabe has served as the head of the government of Zimbabwe since 1980, after rising to prominence in the 1970s as leader of a Marxist-inspired guerrilla war against the government of Rhodesia. Though he remains a hero to some for his role in the independence movement, his administration now faces accusations of corruption, suppression of political opposition, mishandling of land reform, and human rights abuses. What 2005 movie was banned by his office amid claims that it is CIA propaganda?

Last updated on Sunday, 21st February 2010

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