Communism was founded by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
They desired to end capitalism feeling that it was the social class system that led to the exploitation of workers.
Communism is a form of government where everything is shared equally with all citizens. Everyone earns the same wage regardless of position, no one can owns property but the state, and everyone lives at a similar level. No one is poor, No one is rich.... all middle class.
In short , no one can run his or her own business because the state owns everything.
Communism in eastern Europe collapsed in the late 1980s and early 1990s against a background of failure to meet people’s economic expectations.
Basic problems with communism:
Lack of Motivation. People all work the same hours and are paid the same no matter how hard or well they work.
No Ownership of anything.
takes away human freedom. Man is born free no one has the right to take away that freedom.
countries having communism:
countries which have communism today are:
* North Korea
North Korea and Cuba are the closest to true communism and about the remaining countries ,you can say that they are semi-Communist. The reason is that they are embracing /adopting free market principles. But they still have Communist treatment over many basic human rights on various social issues.
As a system of government and economy it was a total failure. Those who used to be Communists are rapidly changing to a new system that will put them in power again.
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