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Mayonnaise_Instrument
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Wirbelfeld
Con (against)

Socialism v Communism

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Started: 9/25/2017 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Mayonnaise_Instrument

Pro

I prefer Socialism, because it is peaceful, sends money to the right place, and is for the workers. Communism on the other hand is all money for the government and basically devolves into a dictatorship.
Wirbelfeld

Con

Socialism and Communism are the same thing.
I will argue here that both are almost equally detrimental to a successful society.

Socialism and communism both form dictatorship. China and the Soviet union are the largest forms of communism that have formed dictatorships. Venezuela despite being 'socialist' has also resulted in a dictatorship

Socialism is not peaceful. According to the marxist definition socialism and communism can only be truly achieved through violent means.

Neither is sustainable. All socialist countries have either collapsed or are approaching a depression. Even European socialist countries are becoming crippled with debt with economic depressions as well. Venezuela's government is on the brink of collapse with protests erupting throughout the country, and china no longer follows economic socialism and the Soviet Union has already collapsed.
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Posted by Overhead 3 months ago
Overhead
Not really a relevant point to try and make in a discussion which doesn't involve Capitalism though.
Posted by Gator1013 3 months ago
Gator1013
Capitalism is the worst system, except for all the others.
Posted by Overhead 3 months ago
Overhead
If you don't want to argue the topic, why take part? Con has already basically conceded.
Posted by IrishNationalist1916 3 months ago
IrishNationalist1916
How about, Socialism has NEVER worked in the long run and capitalism is the best OK?
Posted by MindMaster 3 months ago
MindMaster
Something happened and I posted 4 comments, sorry bout that.
Posted by MindMaster 3 months ago
MindMaster
Something happened and I posted 4 comments, sorry bout that.
Posted by MindMaster 3 months ago
MindMaster
Um, I don't think you realize but SOCIALISM IS COMMUNISM, the USSR is communist but if you look at it, U.S.S.R. stands for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. But Communism branches off from socialism which means it is separate but it comes from the same idea. Also, if you get down to the core of true communism, it isn't that bad. You started debating before you knew anything about the topic.
Posted by MindMaster 3 months ago
MindMaster
Um, I don't think you realize but SOCIALISM IS COMMUNISM, the USSR is communist but if you look at it, U.S.S.R. stands for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. But Communism branches off from socialism which means it is separate but it comes from the same idea. Also, if you get down to the core of true communism, it isn't that bad. You started debating before you knew anything about the topic.
Posted by MindMaster 3 months ago
MindMaster
Um, I don't think you realize but SOCIALISM IS COMMUNISM, the USSR is communist but if you look at it, U.S.S.R. stands for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. But Communism branches off from socialism which means it is separate but it comes from the same idea. Also, if you get down to the core of true communism, it isn't that bad. You started debating before you knew anything about the topic.
Posted by MindMaster 3 months ago
MindMaster
Um, I don't think you realize but SOCIALISM IS COMMUNISM, the USSR is communist but if you look at it, U.S.S.R. stands for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. But Communism branches off from socialism which means it is separate but it comes from the same idea. Also, if you get down to the core of true communism, it isn't that bad. You started debating before you knew anything about the topic.
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