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Discuss the advantages of Communism over other political theories like Capitalism.

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Communism In this essay I am going to argue the case for communism as a way to govern a country. I am going to discuss the advantages of Communism over other political theories like Capitalism. Communism is a concept or system of society in which the community owns the major resources and means of production rather than individuals. This means that everything should be shared between the people. That also suggests that society would not need a government because this society would be without rulers. However, communism also involves the abolition of private property by a revolutionary movement. Since the Russian Revolution in1917, the centre of global communism has moved away from Western Europe, where it started, towards China and some Third World movements where they have been striving for national independence and social change. In the early 19th century the idea of a communist society was a response of the poor and dislocated to the beginning of modern capitalism. At that time, communism was the basis for a number of Utopian settlements, most experiments, however, failed eventually. These small private experiments involved voluntary cooperation, with everyone participating in the governing process. Later the term communism was reserved for the philosophy advanced by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the Communist Manifesto and the movement they helped create in Central Europe. ...read more.


Capitalism in short would eventually choke on its own wealth. The collapse of the capitalist economy, it was thought, would turn in a political revolution in which the masses of the poor would rebel against their leaders. The proletarian revolution would do away with private ownership of the means of production. But after a brief period of proletarian dictatorship the economy would produce not what was profitable but what the people needed. Abundance would reign and inequalities and coercive government would disappear. Marx and Engels expected that this would happen in most highly industrialized nations of Western Europe, the only part of the world where conditions were ripe for these developments. The basic fallacy of Marxist economics is that it invariably stresses need or demand and depresses output productivity and supply. From its beginning, Communist rule in the Soviet Union faced a variety of problems. In the early years the government's very existence was challenged repeatedly by its enemies within the country. When the Communist party emerged victorious it was faced with the need to rebuild the nation's ruined economy and to train the Russian people for life in the 20th century. Later, all efforts were concentrated on the task of transforming a backward country into a leading industrial nation and a first rate military power. ...read more.


This four to one ration of college educated voters versus non-college educated voters shows a clear inequality and bias in the American voting system. As you can see countries that call themselves a "democracy" are often pseudo-democracies as there is an overall lack of equality. There is only one true way to rule a nation and that is Communism! This way of ruling a country is the only one where the population is truly free, where the working man earns as much as the boss. Communism has failed in the past, but only because of one man choosing the path of dictatorship. Without this hindrance, Communism should be able to work successfully, as long as the people involved truly believe this is the correct society for them and are willing to work at it. In a so called "democracy" it is said that the leader is chosen from a selection of candidates by the people but, who chooses these candidates? And what makes them suitable to govern the country? Just because they have perhaps studied politics in collage does not mean they have the quality's to lead a nation. This is why in communism the leader is not so much a leader per say but more of an "administrator" Gareth Hopkins 11 M2 Page 1 ...read more.

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