I'm just now looking into this so don't quote me for accuracy, but I have good reason to present my theory.
I know that the Soviet Union was a totalitarian-communist country rather a country of true communist ideology. I will not attempt to explain totalitarianism because I have limited knowledge of it.
I believe that the Soviet Union fell because of its engagement in the Cold War. Communism strictly discourages competition between individuals and, therefore, between countries. The Union's activity in the Cold War shows that it was not Communism at all that failed. It was the excessive use of limited economic and Natural Resources that caused the country to fold in on itself.
If this is true, (which I believe it is) then it was the pursuit of political power (which is not a very Communist thing to partake in) that destroyed the USSR.
there's my theory. look into and see if it fits, afterall I've only been studying Communism for about two hours xD
The governing council of the USSR is communism.
Officially it was, However it should not be taken as an example of what communism is like. The USSR was more of a socialist autocracy
Agriculture was important in the USSR as the government needed that part of the economy to produce enough food to not only feed farm workers but to also feed industrial workers in the cities.When collectivism failed in the 1960's, the USSR was forced to buy grain from the United States. When it failed in the 1930's it created massive starvation.
What existed in the USSR was not Communism (a classless stateless society based on production for use) but state capitalism. It failed because it was inefficient and unable to compete with Western versions of capitalism.
The USSR and China both supported communism in North Korea.
communism basically failed after the topple of Soviet Union or USSR. Soviet Union was a communist republic who controlled vast territories, they are also rival of United States who was a capitalist state back then. The main reason that USSR failed was because of the economic factor and the internal conflict within the republic. Series or propaganda and dishonest method was used to keep the colonized territory under control. Soon there were cynical views about the media censorship and propaganda and they experienced huge internal conflict which ultimately led to the fail of the communism. Though USSR failed, communist countries still exist like in place like China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Bulgaria, and more. (bad English, sorry)
Communism in the USSR came to a full stop in 1992, but communism has never stopped. Countries like Moldova and Cuba are communist.
Communism didn't last in Russia because Stalin had a warped idea of communism. It failed because it never was true communism, but was always corrupted. I believe it was not communism in the USSR, but more of a deadly mix of Socialism and Totalitarianism.
It started failing in the late 80's, and it seemed the end of communism in 1992 when the USSR was disbanded.