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SocialistRI82
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DJBruce
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We need a Communist takeover in this country, and a dictatorship of the economy.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/29/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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SocialistRI82

Pro

I believe we need a communist takeover in this country. I will attempt to prove that my hypothetical government would function better than our current system. I will show its superiority in the following realms:
1.Economy
2.Social Services
3.Military
4.Better standard of living
For now however I will leave this one to be started by my opponent whomever it may be.
DJBruce

Con

The absolute last thing this country needs is a dictator or a communist government. I plan to prove my point by showing the natural flaws in the Communist manifesto and the history Communism has at ruining countries. I will leave my opening argument at this and wait eagerly how you plan to prove your point theoretically.
Debate Round No. 1
SocialistRI82

Pro

SocialistRI82 forfeited this round.
DJBruce

Con

As my opponent failed to give me his argument I will make this round short.

My opponent claims that communism is the best thing for the United States. But if you look at communist countries over the last eighty years or so all but one have either collapsed, converted to mixed economy, or are in a delapated state.

To prove my point I will cite three examples.

The soviet union was formed after the russian revolution of 1917. For a while the country remained in chaos until a ironclad dictator came into power. Stalin was able to bring order and prosperity to the soviet union by using a method of intimidation and forced labor. It is estimated that his regime killed forty million people. After Stalin the Soviet Union was able to stay a power by keeping these iron fist-ed policies. Around the 1980's with a growing national debt and deteriorating infrastructure the soviet union collapsed. This collapse has made Russian a haven for crime, sex trade, drug running, and gun running. The many reasons for the soviet union's collapse was there dictatorship and there economic policy.

China was enveloped in communism in 1949 after the revolution. China like the Soviet Union used intimidation and forced labor to keep control of there country. As the Soviet Union began to fall the Chinese economy began to change from a communist economy to a mixed capitalist economy. This switch in economic ideology has proven to be a blessing for china who has seen a great increases in power.

The final example I will use is Cuba. Cuba has been a communist country for about fifty years. And there country has gone from a up and coming tourist country to a dilapidated third world country.

As history has shown us communism is doomed to fail because of major flaws in the communist manifesto. Also if you notice the pattern all communist countries have tyrannical dictators who in the end abuse there power.

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Debate Round No. 2
SocialistRI82

Pro

SocialistRI82 forfeited this round.
DJBruce

Con

I am very disappointed that my opponent has decided to not finish the debate he started.

A major flaw with communism is that it does not reward invention and quality. In Communism if you build a chair you get payed x dollars it does not matter if you make a good chair a bad chair or a new chair you still get payed x. So in the end companies make bad products because it is easier.

This would happen in America and would destroy the thing that makes America great competition which leads to invention and quality.
Debate Round No. 3
SocialistRI82

Pro

SocialistRI82 forfeited this round.
DJBruce

Con

As I said earlier I am very sad that my opponent has failed to even post in this debate. I thought I would be a very interesting and fun debate. But as he has failed to post anything to support his point I do not see the need to post any more than this.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Metz 8 years ago
Metz
Socialism does not equal Tyranny or dictatorship, in the cold war we were not fighting communism, we were fighting totalitarian governments.

Socialism is purely distributive justice and the equal allotment of goods, The problem with our current economy is the lack of market regulation, this would be fixed under a more socialist government.

If someone wants to debate me on socialism I am open to it, being a socialist myself
Posted by shwayze 9 years ago
shwayze
just like the socialist libs.
Posted by DucoNihilum 9 years ago
DucoNihilum
Communism and Socialism really have it down. They have people supporting these tyranny as freedom and liberty!
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