An economic system that works in theory but not in the real world.
communism would be good for society if all people weren't naturally selfish.
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A stupid idea in theory that turns out even worse in practice. Promotes forced equality among people, and lack of private ownership. Thus, people who are smarter, more motivated, better looking, and generally more likely to succeed are forced into mediocrity, with no incentive to innovate or work hard.

In practice, leads to a totalitarian regime with a dictator and a corrupt politically connected ruling class, while everyone else is poor.

Often touted as a utopian ideal system by ignorant sheltered losers who never lived a day under a communist regime, and feel entitled to other people's success.
Communism is the reason people emigrated from the Soviet Union to the West. You never hear of people emigrating the other way.
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An idea that is perfect in theory, but is not allowed by human nature.
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a form of government which is beautiful on paper but for some reason never works in real life
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"Mordern communism" can be said to be defined by Stalinist Russia, being a despotic state led by a firm, metal grip similar to that of Tsarism. This variation is widely accepted by the western leaders, such as Harry Truman, who viewed communism exactly as such an "evil" ideology.
Down with communism!
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a movement "invented" by karl marx emphasizing shared resources and betterment of the whole of society, rather than a select lucky segment
communists wear drab, efficient clothing and dont drink coke
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An economic system based on the principal that no matter where you work or what your working for, you are still making the same amount of money as everyone else. Probably the most theoretical economic system, but always falls apart when put into practice. This is because the leaders are corrupt, militaristic dictators.
Soviet Union, North Korea, South Vietnam, China... All failed Communist states.

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