Socialism Vs Communism

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Throughout history it has been clear that some governments do not trust its people, a great example being the U.S. who have an electoral college that decides who will be president. This practice could stem socialism, which is when any “major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies” (Meriam Webster). This does not mean that people are not able to own possessions but instead everyone decides on how the resources of the world will be used and no one can take personal control of these very resources. Surprisingly socialism does have a lot of democratic aspects, even though the government is strongly in charge of production it is the people themselves that control the flow of production. …show more content…

According to Merriam Dictionary it is a “a way of organizing a society in which the government owns the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) and there is no privately owned property”. This means that the people don’t own property themselves and everything is available to basically everyone. It all originated from Karl Marx who is known to be the father of Communism, he wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848. His goal was to achieve a utopian society, and to do that the society needs to be classless and stateless. Communism believes in freeing the lower class from poverty and allowed to have some opportunities, but the other side of Communism is that the government must have complete control over production so no one can out do the other. If all the means of production are under government control there is no possibility of a person being richer and therefore superior than another. To do this a supreme or group of supreme leaders has to be established, that will control almost of every aspect of its citizens lives including religion, education, and marriage. The problem with communism is that everyone has to be communist or the society will not work, there cannot be someone who opposes this rule of government or the whole system would be out of balanced. In an ideal communist society again like in socialism everyone would have their basic needs cover and there would be no real dispute over the wealth. Everyone would have access to education and even healthcare. This can allow for a strong nation, because they are all strongly divided and no disputes would really happen. Communism leaves many things to be desired, in a communist society there is no real ambition; no one can really achieve for something extraordinary in life. Communism actually helps increase poverty as it there is very limited growth in any aspect leaving many

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