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Mobby
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giovanni8
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USSR was state capitalist and not a communist state

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Started: 7/10/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Mobby

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There is this political myth that has been nailed in the minds of the masses, especially the American ones, that the former USSR was a communist state. I beg to differ, it was the perfect definition of a state capitalist system, and communism had nothing to do with what happened inside the high walls of the USSR. I believe that Marx's communism was as far from what was implemented in the USSR as free market capitalism was from it.
giovanni8

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I will have to disagree with this state. In my opinion URSS can't be classified as a State Capitalist for the following states:
- In Capitalism there is an hierarchical society, which means that the capitalist society is divided in classes, something that doesn't happen at Communism where there is only a minority controlling the nation while the rest of the population is equal.
-Leaders like Lenin and Stalin led (at different times) the URSS with a dictatorship where they were the ones that ruled alone, using the censorship and opposition pursuit as a mechanism of power.
-The URSS government controlled the market, in Capitalism usually the idea of Economic Liberalism is applied, once the Liberalism fits well in the Capitalists interests.
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Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
Nice, an entire debate arguing the logical fallacy. "No true Scotsmen"
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