An ideological economic/governmental/philosophical system. The 1950-1990 scapegoat for american conflict. A system of government which takes form each according to his ability and gives each according to his need.
Contary to common belief:
There has never been a communist nation. Socialism isn't communism because it doesn't stress revolution, rather communist'esque reforms. The term soviet best describes most of the previous 'communist' nations, as soviet is a progressional communist state (becoming communist)
Communism ISN'T like facism. They are political opposites. Facists support the upper-class and privitisation.
Communism has NOTHING to do with dictators, there have been many democratic systems that have been communist (e.g. Chille)
The comunist nations haven't collapsed because they are essentially flawed, they have collapsed because they have been met with massive opposition from the upper class (Who controls the capitalist nations) and basically killed.
Economically communism (a planned/command economy) can be very powerful, any comparison however is poor because we don't have a communist world with a few capitalist nations to compare our's to.
Generally dismissed on the grounds of "Good in theory, bad in practice" This statement is a conclusion, not an argumnet guys. By definition something that is 'good in theory' is 'good in practice' or it is in fact 'bad in theory'
"Mom, I'm goin' off to kill them hippie communists with my shot-gun!"
Any Commmunist is someone who strives for the betterment of man, true allturism.
Communism needs democracy as the human body needs oxygen