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This will not explain the history or origins or theology of Communism; I will just explain here how it works as a system of government.

The key points of Communism are: There are no copyright laws, there is no private property, the government owns the economy, and no one can have an economic monopoly. In a nutshell, it doesn't sound like a workable idea, but the mentality behind Communism is to keep the corporations from having too much political control. To expound on a couple of these concepts:

*The reason there are no copyright laws is to keep all media available to the general public. Creators can still patent their works to keep other people from using them without permission, though.

*This is how the concept of having no private property works: You can "own" property as in have the right to inhabit it, build on it, and basically put whatever you want there. However, if you want to put something on undeveloped land, it doesn't matter who owns it: The government just has to OK whatever you're doing. There are limitations as to what you can do on land that is owned, but the government gets the deciding say.

*As previously mentioned, Communist governments maintain absolute control of the economy for the sake of preventing corporations from having too much (and in some cases, any) political power. And if you look at the political climate of this country lately, that almost sounds like a workable alternative.

*This last one is Communism's claim to fame: No sole individual, entrepreneur, or corporation can have a bigger piece of the economic pie than anyone else. The reasoning behind this dates back to the Bolshevist era in Russia, when the mentality was basically, "To keep everybody equal, we're going to have to let some people move up. And to make that happen, we're going to have to force some people to move down." The basic principle: Keep the political fate of this country in the hands of the government, and out of the hands of the corporations. This is why Communism is not a popular idea in America: Some people don't think the government should have that much power. On the other side of the issue, some people think the corporations shouldn't be able to have ANY power. Do you want the government controlling you, or do you want a corporation to own you? That's the big issue.

Communism just like its cousins Socialism and Progressivism is based upon the application of philosophia based dialectics and metaphysics. Marx & Engels used dialectics and metaphysics as the basis for their idealistic implementation system which they coined Communism. Communism is a theocracy as it requires the masses to align with philosophia doctrine, accepting dialectics and metaphysics as the means for justifying the end result.

Within communism the State is controlled by the Sage of philosophia (those who are proclaimed to be the wisest among the philosophia, ideal condition). Its idealistically presumed that the Sage are those who have reached a state of idealism, as to not be influenced by greed and other negative human traits (this ideal never plays out in actual application). The State owns and controls all means of production, Assets, and Communication (very much akin to the system of Aristocracy). People are part of the commune and their existence is for the good of the commune as a whole, there is no individualism (again akin to peasants within an Aristocracy).

Although sold to the public as an idealistic system, Communism historically winds up resulting in an tyrannical Dictatorship, as those appointed to power never want to release the power they posses. With no incentive or self motivation, the people of the commune, usually wind up in abject poverty. Communism is a theocracy (based upon philosophia doctrine, specifically Stoick) other doctrines are either prohibited or extremely scrutinized by the government.

Although communism appeals to many people in its ideal form, in practice it historically becomes dictatorial and tyrannical. Governments are historically not effective at running businesses, and Communist governments are no different, therefore the assets of the government (the commune) are never able to provide for the needs of the people, without turning to some form of capitalism in order to generate revenue and or barter commodities such as food. Russia and China are examples of two communist nations who adopted capitalism as a means of generating revenue in order to survive.

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There are aspects of communism that are a good idea. There are portions of it that did not work well.

How did Communism work in the USSR?

It didn't.

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People suspected of communism were refused work

What is the basic definition of communism?

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What slogan can i use for communism which no one knows yet?

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Why is communism a failure?

The only reason communism has failed is because of human flaw. In communism people are all supposed to share the work and be in the same class. But you get typical people who are just lazy and don't do their share of the work and just live off of what other people have done. Communism is a great idea but will probably never work because humans are a flawed species.

What do people in China do for work?

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How does communism work in Japan?

Japan does not have a communist government. Never has.

What is the economic system where you are forced to work for certain wage?

Communism or slavery.

Communism would probably function well if humans did not have the unfortunate tendency toward?

Communism (classless stateless society) has never existed.

Does the collapse of the Soviet Union prove that communism doesn't work?

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Does communism give more economic freedom than capitalism?

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People should work and share wealth equally

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What is the condition of economic freedom under Communism?

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Is Vladimir Lenin the father of communism?

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A published work of communism?

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