#1 Edited by thespideyguy (2645 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a question for viners who live in communist controlled countries. Does communism work?

#2 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17606 posts) - - Show Bio

Not all viners who don't live in the US (myself included) Live in communist countries.

#3 Edited by Dragonborn_CT (20834 posts) - - Show Bio

I live in Brazil, where the currently ruling political party has communist leanings, but that doesn't quite make our whole country communist. At the very core, we are still democratic capitalists just like in the USA. With that said, there is some exceptions, such as if oil is discovered in the region where you live, you are evicted from your home and this land becomes the government property.

I assume living on a communist country must suck however.

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#4 Edited by Edamame (27991 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, I have never lived in a Communist country, but I have met some people who used to live in Communist countries. I have received mixed reports. Some of them say that they preferred Life under Communism while some say that Life under Communism was horrible. Many say that the basic necessities were basically free while others say that there were serious issues with food, the quality of housing and the quality of healthcare. So it really depends whom you ask.

"Communist" countries were State Capitalist, by the way. That is what happens when the state/government gets too powerful and influential. It is also interesting to see how similar Communism and Fascism are. That is why Communism is often referred to as Red Fascism. There are only a few differences, and I would also like to add that no economic system truly "works". I hope that this answers the question at hand. lol

#5 Posted by Yokergeist (12355 posts) - - Show Bio

My Grandparent's friend lived in China for a while. He said it was horrible.

#6 Posted by KingOfAsh (3531 posts) - - Show Bio

It's offensive to assume non-Americans are Communist

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#7 Posted by OverLordArhas (7659 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a question for viners who live in communist controlled countries. Does communism work?

I do not live in a communist controlled country but I can say that Communism is the biggest form of HYPOCRISY there is. They are said to promote equality, but look at any communist controlled country and you can see the big difference between the upper class and lower class.

#8 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

I come from one of the few countries in the world to ever beat a Communist insurgency (credit goes to Britain for helping out, definitely).

#9 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17606 posts) - - Show Bio

And it is worth mentioning. That neither capitalism or communism are "perfect" systems. Neither system works perfectly.

#10 Edited by Dabee (2380 posts) - - Show Bio

And it is worth mentioning. That neither capitalism or communism are "perfect" systems. Neither system works perfectly.

This. No system works perfectly. Otherwise we'd all be using it.

#11 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (20834 posts) - - Show Bio

@dabee said:

@mrdecepticonleader said:

And it is worth mentioning. That neither capitalism or communism are "perfect" systems. Neither system works perfectly.

This. No system works perfectly. Otherwise we'd all be using it.

No doubt.

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#12 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (20834 posts) - - Show Bio

And I'd like to add that the Brazilian political party in question is shamelessly corrupt and extremely unpopular among the people too.

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#13 Edited by Edamame (27991 posts) - - Show Bio
@veshark said:

I come from one of the few countries in the world to ever beat a Communist insurgency (credit goes to Britain for helping out, definitely).

Malaysia?

And it is worth mentioning. That neither capitalism or communism are "perfect" systems. Neither system works perfectly.

Certainly true, but those Scandinavian economic systems seem to be pretty close to being perfect.

#14 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17606 posts) - - Show Bio

@edamame: What economic system do they use?

#15 Posted by Edamame (27991 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader:

Well, the Scandinavian economies are mixed economies. It's a mixture of strong welfare states, a great deal of wealth redistribution, very little corruption, universal healthcare, free education, relatively strong business opportunities, etc. I don't think that you ever even hear of poverty or starvation or even homelessness in these countries. Unfortunately, Multiculturalism has posed some problems in these countries. So that's unfortunate.

I don't think that these systems can work anywhere else, though. That's the problem. Also, Scandinavian countries are very high-tax. So if someone wants to become very rich, then he/she should only go to the United States. lol

Apparently, Denmark is the happiest nation on the planet. Go figure.

So, to answer your question: I guess you could say that it is a mixture of welfare capitalism with social democracy? I don't know if that is the proper classification.

#16 Edited by mrdecepticonleader (17606 posts) - - Show Bio

@edamame said:

@mrdecepticonleader:

Well, the Scandinavian economies are mixed economies. It's a mixture of strong welfare states, a great deal of wealth redistribution, very little corruption, universal healthcare, free education, relatively strong business opportunities, etc. I don't think that you ever even hear of poverty or starvation or even homelessness in these countries. Unfortunately, Multiculturalism has posed some problems in these countries. So that's unfortunate.

I don't think that these systems can work anywhere else, though. That's the problem. Also, Scandinavian countries are very high-tax. So if someone wants to become very rich, then he/she should only go to the United States. lol

Apparently, Denmark is the happiest nation on the planet. Go figure.

So, to answer your question: I guess you could say that it is a mixture of welfare capitalism with social democracy? I don't know if that is the proper classification.

Hmm interesting. Go figure I guess.

I just wanted to ask is your AV The Grudge?

#17 Edited by Edamame (27991 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader: Yes, it is. :)

By the way, have you seen any of the films that I recommended to you yet?

#18 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17606 posts) - - Show Bio

@edamame said:

@mrdecepticonleader: Yes, it is. :)

By the way, have you seen any of the films that I recommended to you yet?

Ah I see.

I don't think I have actually :/

#19 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@edamame said:
@veshark said:

I come from one of the few countries in the world to ever beat a Communist insurgency (credit goes to Britain for helping out, definitely).

Malaysia?

Huzzah. +1 for knowledge on obscure Southeast Asian countries.

#20 Posted by TifaLockhart (14043 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: Battle Guy, what'd I tell you about using the Lord's name in vain?

#21 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: Battle Guy, what'd I tell you about using the Lord's name in vain?

What's wrong with huzzah? :(

#22 Posted by consolemaster001 (4983 posts) - - Show Bio

My country used to be a monarchy :p