Bolshevik redirects here. While "bolshie" are the like are used as shorthand for communism, the Bolsheviks are established as their own group based in Russia and should receive their own page, acknowledging them as one of numerous Communist parties rather than treating them as synonymous with the whole ideology.
Communism filtered from the USSR into China prior to the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Government successfully contained the communist movement in the mountains of north and central China. However, the family of Chiang's wife were communist sympathisers. (PROSE: The Shadow of Weng-Chiang)
In July 1936, the Spanish Civil War began when a group of conservative generals revolted against the democratic government out of fear that traditional Catholic values were being undermined and the government was leaning towards Communism. (AUDIO: Fiesta of the Damned)
During the filming of the 1957 science fiction film Swamp of Horrors, Adrian Cooper accused the Sixth Doctor of being a "Commie beatnik". Cooper also claimed that all aliens were Communists. (PROSE: Swamp of Horrors (1957) - Viewing Notes)
In 1989, the Communist regimes in Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia were overthrown. In Czechoslovakia, it was known as the Velvet Revolution and took place on 28 November of that year. The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams were present for the event, and stopped an invasion by the Mavora, with the help of the Golem of Prague. (COMIC: The Broken Man)