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Liberation and Lenin: Marxism-Leninism and the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional

Joubert, David
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Joubert, David
Advisor
Chavez, Daniel
Bird, Colin
Abstract
This project attempts to correctly classify Sandinismo, the ideology of the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional. Specifically, this argument considers ‘Marxism-Leninism’ in classifying Sandinismo between 1961 and 1984 by analyzing the concepts of: (a) American officials antagonistic towards Sandinismo, (b) self-described adherents of Sandinismo, (c) self-described adherents of Marxism-Leninism, and (d) Vladmir Lenin. Upon defining ‘Marxism-Leninism’ as the conceptual framework of Vladmir Lenin himself, it is evident that differences of nationalism and revolutionary strategy significantly differentiate Sandinismo from Marxism-Leninism. This analysis therefore clarifies (1) the historical influence of the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional and (2) the validity of the Reagan administration’s perception of and response to the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional.
Language
English
Date Received
20140505
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Politics, MA (Master of Arts), 2014
Published Date
2014-04-09
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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