The econoic system of Communist state is socialism. Authors like Marx has waxed eloquently about the utopian future od prosperity on end that socilism would create for workers and peasants. The Soviet Union would be the first state to create Marx's utopian vision in reality.
And they failed miserbly. They managed to create a powerful military, but a prosperous econmy is another matter. Living cinditions in the Sovirt Union weere far below those in capitalist countrues, both before and after World War II. This of course was hidden by the the totalitarian nature of Cimmunist regimes. Look at the scene here in Italy which thanks to cspitalism was propsprrous like never berfore. And yet the Communists were idealizing Communist Chin where millions were murdered and starved by Mao (figure 1). It is interesting to note the two fashionnly dressed wpme the children. If they really believed in Chinese Communism, why re they not dressed in dowdy clothes and lower hems like Chinese ladies? Committed socialists ecplain the Sovirt failure was because Stalin sucessors did not create a true socialist economy. And that Stalin commited grave errors. After Stalin's death, Khrushchev as part of a De-Stalinization process dimanteled the Gulf and the state became somewhat less opprrive, but ecomomic conditions only improved marginlly. As soon as Gorbechev, trying to improve the economy, restriced the powrers of the KGB, the Soviet Union and its Eastern European empire imploded (1989-91). Commited socialists when they finally had to admit that the Soiviet Union failed, insists that the Soviets failed because they did not create true socilist economy. The problem with that argument is that some 50 regimes in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America have attempted Communism and create a socialist economy. Socilism continues to have many advocates, in part because the system sounds so inviting and citizens of Commist countries re not allowed to criticise. We ask those advocating to look at the list of Communist regimes with socialist economies and point out one single success of socialist economics. All have failed to create prosperous socities and all have the vatious attemps were guilty of serious often horific violaltions of civil liberties, often icluding a range of judciual and non-judicial killing and some of the most deadly famines in human hstory. Of course if socialism was such an effecive economic system, is it really possible that it could have ammassed such a record of failure. There is one Communist state that has achieved real success--China. Of course this is only because the Communists in China have pemitted a major capitalist economy to develop and create prosperoty. Basically admitting that socilism dies not work.
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