Pros & Cons: Communism as a Government
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The idea of communism is that the Government owns ALL property whether private or domestic. Now this sounds quite awful when you think about it because you might say, "I bought this farm, so I can keep this farm, and work on this darn farm too." but the communist regime would tell you otherwise, "We can keep this farm, and you can work that farm and say no more of it.
Sounds bad right? Yes, and no. With the government maintaining ownership of all private property it can maintain economic equality among the people and possibly the region surrounding it. You can also see that a communist government normally is installed during times of depression or recession. This is because the original governments economy is not doing well and the communist regime is put into effect to repair the economy.
A communist government normally tends to industrialize rather than become an agriculture based state. This can be very good for the said governments economy but very poor for the choices between goods and services among the people because the government is most likely only focusing on a small group of goods to produce. But focusing on the small group of production will most likely increase the GDP among the state.
But once again a communist regime is only meant to be a temporary government, meant to repair and restore the economy to a more stable, greater, place. However, these governments normally find a way to maintain power whether by violence, Secret Police, rigged voting, or by way of influence from the media. But sometimes, specifically in times of influence, a government that is communist that maintained power will return to its previous or new government.
A perfect example of this is Cuba, this government was once a communist regime and is now a Peoples Democratic Republic.
So in closing once more if the government is temporary and the original government is returned after the economy is restored, YES. If the Communist regime maintains power, which is likely, then NO.
First off I am going to mention how unpopular it is (Communism). Only five countries still employ this political regime: China, Laos, Vietnam, Cuba and North Korea. Its not favoured by many countries or governments what so ever because in the long run it never works out. You say that communism is usually applied during times of 'recession' and 'depression' which I can agree with however like you the party almost always remains in charge . For the people this is horrific. China is in a huge mess in my opinion because of its communist regime. The CCP (Chines Communist Party) have ruined Chinas society. Factories they employ people in are dangerous and quite often people will suffer injuries that change there already not so good lives. They can go to court to try and claim compensation however the judges are employed by the CCP and the jurisdiction of the court is also left to the CCP as well as the final ruling. Freedom of speech is not supported. You cant have your own opinion within society. There is only one party: The CCP. Religion may be banned.
There are many more negatives also that I will explain in future arguments if required.
These party's are:
-Political parties in the People's Republic of China
-Revolutionary Committee of the Kuomintang.
-Democratic National Construction Association.
-Association for Promoting Democracy.
-Peasants' and Workers' Democratic Party.
-Zhi Gong Party.
-Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League.
Of course the party that is most popular and is currently in power as the national government is the Comunist Party of China, which has effectively made it a single-party state, this renders most of the opposition useless.
Now this brings me to the economy. The Chinese economy is growing at a constant rate as you can see in this graph at this link. http://www.economist.com...
The communist party has greatly affected the economy, it is soon to surpass the United States and the United Kingdom combined and has a GDP per capita of 6,807.43 USD as of 2013 with a GDP of 9.24 trillion USD as of 2013. The United States with a GDP per capita of 53,041.98 USD as of 2013 with a GDP of 16.77 trillion USD as of 2013. The United Kingdom with a GDP per capita of 41,787.47 USD as of 2013 and a GDP of 2.678 trillion USD as of 2013.
Now Growth Domestic Product per person is quite high in the United States and in the United Kingdom however in China the GDP is larger than the UK's and slightly smaller than that of the United States however if you went to my link it is most likely going to surpass the United States by the year 2020.
Communism can certainly help a economy but can it help the people? Well it does prevent at times, if run improperly, opposition from other party's. But religion is not illegal in China and is not suppresed. Though China's Communist party is by Atheist and party members are prohibited to be dedicated to any religion, recently other leaders have allowed multiple religions to be accepted though they were not banned nor prohibited to begin with.
The following religions are:
-Catholicism (For political reasons, the Chinese Catholic Church has been separated from the Roman Catholic Church).
So with this evidence sir. Religion is not banned in the Communist regime of China or the Peoples Republic of China.
With this evidence I look forward to your answers.
(Note, I am not insulting you in any way. Should you feel I am, I formally apologize.)
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Vote Placed by whiteflame 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Alright... so both sides are really giving me a mess of assertions without support. Neither of you is really trying to explain why communism itself is beneficial or harmful, you're just pointing to examples and claiming that the results speak for themselves. I'd say China's a pretty bad example of a good economy, especially considering recent developments, but that's not brought up. Pro mentions freedom of religion, Con freedom of speech, those cancel. All I'm left with is generally good economies and stability versus terrible working conditions and physical harms. Neither of them are really weighed anywhere, but since the economy affects a much broader swath of the population and I don't have a clear idea of just how much oppressive judges and terrible working conditions pervade most communist regimes (or even China for that matter), I vote for the side that's easiest to link to the larger impact, which is Pro.
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