A form of society without government, social classes and money. The first part of that sentence is why The Soviet Union, China, Cuba, Vietnam etc... have never been communist countries. This is not to say that somehow these countries did something wrong when following Karl Marx's theory. Marxism is fatally flawed as it requires a government to gain power and then assumes that as time goes on the leaders in charge of the government will loosen the power that the government holds until it is finally free from government. It is absurd to think that the best way to destroy government is to make one, and a huge one at that.

So this is where you will make the distinction between Communism and communism. Capital C Communism is the most widely know version of the word. Communism is used when discussing Communist Parties, and state Capitalist countries like Cuba, China and the Soviet Union. Lower case c communism however is used when discussing a society without government, classes and money. Lower case c communism is also used by the libertarian sections of communist theory that advocate progressing to a communist society without creating a state that will choke all of the freedom out of the people it governs.

After understanding that you can understand that communism and Anarchism are at times the exact same thing. Most people would be shocked to find this out because most people think of state government when thinking of communism. As has been stated communism is a form of society without government, classes and money. What has been seen in the Soviet Union was an attempt at using Marx's theory on how to get to communism. Anarchism has many different strands of thought but at it's base it is a form of society without government and most hierarchical social structures(such as classes, bosses, governors, presidents, masters, slave drivers etc..). The difference is that communism is a type of society without money where as not all anarchist theories are without money.
For an example of communism/anarchism working on a large scale research The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939. George Orwell's personal experiences participating in the war(on the side of communism and against Communism and Capitalism) are written in his book "Homage to Catalonia".
by Black Siklhouette November 22, 2007
murderous atheistic/satanic political ideology
The Church of Satan claim that they are really atheists.Why not just call themselves what they are then?
by stupid fucks February 27, 2005
a type government often mistaken with socialism,an economic system,it is often compared to capitalism, which is an economic system
I have no idea what im talking about so i'm gonna assume that socialism won't work because communism hasn't.
by Jared October 19, 2003
A Grrrreat idea! Government introduced when the people of North Korea and Cuba learned from the capitalist pigs of the United States that democracy only looks good on paper.
Cuba, North Korea, China kinda
by DonkeyThunder March 03, 2003
America's govenment disguised as capitalism.
by Bush Sucks March 11, 2003
extreme right wing belief. in communism the government is the only owner of things - the people don't own anything. and everyone works for the government. everyone gets the same amount of money - it doesnt matter if they work in a nuclear power plant or if they're a bum; they get the same amount of money.

communism has yet to actually function in real life. not hard to see y.
i like good ol' democracy. not communism.
by unusu-al November 28, 2003
A system that works flawlessly as demonstrated by The People's Republic of China. All who opposes this system clearly do not understand this system very well. Under this system, everybody benefits equally. Put into action by former leader of China, Mao or Mao Zedong; he was perhaps the greatest mastermind of all time. Many comrades today are living today because of such wonders this system brings to them and how it works so flawlessly. Mao is truely a great leader and visionary, and communism is truely a great system.
Communism is awesome.
Communism is great.
Communism is flawless.
All who opposes communism shall be "re-educated" so they understand what communism is.
You love communism.
by Comrade Communist Savior February 27, 2005
An idea that "punks" who are trying to sound hardcore will wholeheartedly endorse without knowing a fucking thing about it. It was started by Karl Marx, and quickly taken up by rebells across the globe. It eventually came to power under Vladimir Lenin and Leo Trotsky. It soon was turned into a synonym for dictatorship by Stalin and Mao. Eventually, comunist governments either collapsed, like russia, modified, like China and Vietnam and Cuba, or became little rogue nations despised by the rest of the world like North Korea. The one stable government remotely resembling comunism is Venezuela. The truth is, communism is a bad idea, and if you learned about it, you would see that it is almost impossible
Virtually all communism-lead nations have descended into turmoil Capitalism is flawed, but is better
by wrestlingfreak February 20, 2006

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