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I would like to see your interpretations of socialism, communism and the differences between the two. If you would like, give the general region/state/country you are from. General regions will be assumed to be in the US, for example The South will be assumed to be the southern US.
by on Oct. 12, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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by Mahinaarangi on Oct. 13, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Quoting NWP:

Socialism and capitalism are economic systems

Communism and Democracy are government systems

you stated it so much better than I was trying to....wish I had read your reply first LOL

by Silver Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Communism is the brain child of karl Marx, a russian or german philosopher. Communism is ideally a perfect state devoid of inequality created by classism and poverty.

in a Communist state, the wealth created by all peoples' is to be distributed equally. this ideally, is supposed to mean the irradication of poverty -but also the eradiction of gross wealth for the individual- and thus, the elimination of classism because there is no financial distinction between people.

In communism, everyone's work is to have equal value, and everyone's work is to be equally distributed among the people, via the governing body, or, "the state".

The goal is to make the state, and thereby, where you live and work, prosperous so that everyone is supposed to benefit.

of course, this system is corruptible as any and so history tells us very emphatically that this ideal state of being, a harmoniously prosperous people absent of classism, is not how communism has ever played out in real life

Socialism is where the people don't work 'for' the state, per se, albeit their taxes or earnings will be in some form contributory to society at large, and not directly voluntary although people in some instances can have some political persuasions about the laws. A person is afforded more individuality in socialism than in communism but there is still an emphasis that everyone must contribute to the greater good.

Socialism isn't aimed at eliminating classism. It only aims at distributing wealth to temper poverty. That is, everyone should have healthcare, i.e.

Socialism and communism are more like each other, in theory, than not. You might've heard of a communist dictatorship or a socialist regime. Republican democracy is much different and easier to tell apart. For one thing, socialism and communism both want larger government and a society that would acquiesce to it, or to it's causes.  A design is set in place for people to fit within, and that design should hopefully bring about a general prosperity to the country. A republic such as ours' , we allow near absolute freedom, private ownership and rugged individuality so that the people themselves will be prosperous, and from there, the nation will be also.

by Emerald Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Because socialism goes against human nature in every way.  The more people rebel, the more power the government's central planners will take to force conformity, and absolute power corrupts, absolutely.

Quoting futureshock:

Quoting Carpy:

Communism is the end result of socialism

How so?  Is socialism the end result of democracy?

Minnow Slayer

by Silver Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM

The lines are blurred in china.  There is a great amount of capitalism.   They have as system that is a blend but the problems of 1 billion people are very different that problems we have.  Yet almost all people have similar problems and it is no easy answer. 

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