Communism and fascism are alike in that they both see the individual as a means to an end for the state. This results in totalitarianism and destruction of civil liberties, but fascism has some wiggle room when it comes to private property and market freedom. Markets are not free in a fascist state, since they all must answer to the state, but they are allowed to be run privately, where in communism the government is in control of all business since "all the people own the labor of all the people." Fascism and communism are the children of socialism, and both do not permit many social freedoms, but fascism does not have "as long" of a rap sheet when it comes to economic authoritarianism.
They are both horrible systems, however with communism we good for the greater good, which is neither determined in an effective manner, nor can be fully implemented as even if it is the majority opinion, that does not mean that smaller groups will not try their version, making the system impossible. Also, without private property, people will not allow such a thing as everyone has greed. In fascism, while there is a collective good involved, the good is determined by the nation, has a set goal that can be clearly identified, and does still allow for democracy as we could still vote, even though it is not as influential as in a democratic society. Also, there is still private property, which allows for us to indulge in our greed.
Communism < Fascism They are both horrible systems, however with communism we good for the greater good, which is neither determined in an effective manner, nor can be fully implemented as even if it is the majority opinion, that does not mean that smaller groups will not try their version, making the system impossible. Also, without private property, people will not allow such a thing as everyone has greed. In fascism, while there is a collective good involved, the good is determined by the nation, has a set goal that can be clearly identified, and does still allow for democracy as we could still vote, even though it is not as influential as in a democratic society. Also, there is still private property, which allows for us to indulge in our greed.
Citizens loved Stalin "liked" Stalin out of fear, but Germans genuinely loved Hitler. Fascism is only bad if you're an outspoken dissident who purposefully disrupts the nation or a globalist banker. Fascism treats it's own people great; remember, Hitler was elected and Stalin was a secretary who fiddled with papers and secret police to get his position. More people armed themselves and supported Vichy France and fascism than the allies and communism.
They are both shit but since I have to pick one, I would say that communism is much worse.
First of all, it brings out the worse in people. While fascism is straight up bad and it affects and twists good people, communism originates from a good ideology but got twisted by the people who follow it.
Second of all, communism lasts longer. Fascism can only exist as long as the authorian nationalism of the country survive, so when a fascist country lose a war or its leaders get removed from power, they may continue to fight but will soon cease to exist as the nationalist fire of the country dies out. But communism is much worse since its core value is not about the nationalism but the people. You can burn their flag but they will simply replace it with different flag of different color. There are few fascist country still exist nowsaday, but there is a great number of nations that still follow communism in secret. They may not seem like one internationally, but at the core they are still communists, they simply change the color of their flag.
Its a evil form of government that goes against many freedoms that we celebrate as citizens of a democratic country. Communism goes against freedom of speech, freedom to petition the government, freedom of religion, and freedom to work at the job you like. Communism also consists of forced labor. Another reason why communism is terrible is that it has killed 94 million people compared to fascism's 28 million people.
Considering my country (Croatia) was communist until 1990, there were a lot of Croatian people who disappeared or were just killed by the government since 1945 just for not thinking like them. This country called Yugoslavia left us in huge debt and gave us independence war which is the reason Croatia is in a very bad situation today. At least, German people cared about each other.
Fascism is a word that comes from the Latin "fasc" or bundle. What the system intends to do is to bound together the members of a particular group in order to make that group stronger. In that sense most societies since the rise of nation states have operated this way. Think of what fascism as we know it was able to accomplish, Japan industrialized overnight and conducted war far beyond what they should have been able to do. Fascism took Germany out of the Weimar Republic and into a nation that almost took over the planet. Communism, along with the millions that it kills (far more than Fascism) only achieves anything when it acts Fascistic. Stalin's defense of Russia was extremely Fascistic in nature. The Vietcong fought for the ethnic Vietnamese people. Communism is only successful in securing the eternal virginity of its modern practioners.
Communism in the USSR alone killed more than the Nazis. Communism has been used by a lot more people to obtain power and keep down the little guy. And I think one thing people seem for either ignore or forget is that both Communism and National Socialism have in common is that they're both left wing philosophies. Liberal? No. Left -Wing? Certainly.
Both systems are less than ideal. But if it comes down to basic rights and which is better for the individual it would be a fascism for a variety of reasons. Capitalism is still probably one of if not the best system to live in especially if it's thoroughly developed like that in the US. Think of it like this Capitalism = unequally shared wealth. Communism = Equally shared Misery and poverty.
Communism helps poor people. Communism is wonderful. Communism is the creation of God. You are an idiot for asking this dumb question. It is nothing like fascism. It is like heaven. If you liked communism, you would be a good person. Be a good person from now on. Communism is wonderful.
Both systems of communism and fascism involve a single authoritarian dictator in complete control of a society of which the individual rights of the people within the residence country are abandoned and tossed away, as the state and the dictator who controls the state do not have any concerns towards the well being of the people within the state, as said dictator and his colleagues are only concerned with the benefit of themselves.
> Both groups are authoritarian in nature.
> Both groups have complete and total disregard for individual freedoms and rights.
> Both groups favor the collective over the individual.
> Both groups kill in gruesome and cruel ways.
> Both groups have lead to societal degradation in multiple countries.
> Statistically speaking, Communism killed almost 4 times as many people as Fascism (94 million killed by Communism, 28 million killed by Fascism in 20th century).
>Communism is still killing by the thousands today (be it by societal degradation (Venezuela) or authoritarian regime (North Korea)).
>Communism is more common today than Fascism
Communism is statistically worse than Fascism.
Communism is not inherently authoritarian, nor is it inherently evil.
Communism: a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
Fascism: a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce, that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe
As you can see from the definitions alone, communism is (theoretically) humanitarian and egalitarian, while fascism is authoritarian, exclusive, and oppressive.
Looking at things as they happened, Bolshevism (communism as it is known) is the devil. They have been proven to have lied about fascists using false evidence they manufactured to take attention off themselves (Jew lampshades, shrunken skulls and human soap sound familiar? How about them chimneys?). Fascist type systems have repeatedly been proven to work well outside of the debt slavery system, yet all Bolshevism does is keep things bouncing in the two paradigms. We have seen the chaos and death they bring in their wake. Do we really need to be reminded of what happened in Russia/Ukraine, Estonia, Poland, Laos and was attempted in Finland/Germany (Freikorps beat down the first attempt, the second was pushed back by the National Socialists and the 3rd was barely halted by the founding UN/NATO nations, we are now in yet another situation because of them) as well as that mad grab for all of the Korean peninsula?
What most people believe is "Communism" is merely one variant of Communism. "Communism" as most people understand (or don't), is actually Bolshevism, an authoritarian offshoot of Communism. Communism as actually understood, is merely "Common Ownership of the Means of Production", and the abolishing of private property. Note the difference between private property and personal property. Private property includes factories, farming land, and other properties which have their spoils commonly used and are used to produce for society. Personal property is that which is personally used, such as a watch, or a personal folder for instance. Communism as properly understood by actual communist thinkers is common ownership of the means of production in a stateless, classless environment, by the people. This is best exemplified by the revolutionary Anarcho-Syndicalists in Catalonia, during the Spanish civil war period. George Orwell remarked in his book "Homage to Catalonia", that "In theory [Revolutionary Spain] was perfect equality, in practice not far from it...Many of the normal motives of civilized life - Snobbishness, money-grubbing, fear of the boss, etc. had disappeared to an extent that is almost unthinkable in the money-tainted air of England; there was no one there except the peasants and ourselves, and no one owned anyone else as his master." The killings of the Soviet Union have nothing to do with common ownership of the means of production and are entirely the product of centralized government like that of the Fascists. Now that I have addressed that argument, I shall address the argument that the Nazis were socialist, before giving several arguments of my own.
The Nazis were not socialists, despite their name "National Socialists". If the name of a political organization were to be fully or even partially representative of its means of organization and governance, could one not also make the argument that the "Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea" would be Democratic? This is a rather absurd conclusion, and this argument is indeed a rather trivial and poorly thought out one.
Now I shall explain why Communism is a more preferable system than Fascism.
1). Capitalism is predicated on the bourgeoisie extracting surplus value from the product of the workers' labor. In any business, it is the workers to produce profit. In a coffee business, it is the workers who grow the beans; it is the workers who pack it, ship it, and distribute it; it is the workers to roast the beans, and the workers to brew the coffee and sell it to the customer; it is the workers to calculate profit and cost and report to the Internal Revenue Service. Everywhere, we find that it is the workers who produce it all, but by some sorcery, it is the executives, and the board members who own it all. Every month, the worker receives a paycheck which value decreases' in the face of inflation, and it is instead those who rob the workers' of their hard labor who are the millionaires and billionaires.
In practice, both fascist and communist nations have commited terrible atrocities against their own people, and both limit people's basic individual rights. People like Hitler, Stalin, and Mao killed millions of their own people, and often simply because they had traits or pratices that they disagreed with (religious groups, political opponents, the well educated, etc.)
I do not know why, but whenever you talk about communism, you always look at and refer to the Soviet Union, and Stalin. But you make a big mistake: The Soviet Union, it was called (by the full name) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, SOCIALIST, the name never included communism. Besides, if you think that looking at China or Cuba, maybe at North Korea and saying that they are examples of communism, you again make a very big mistake. North Korea if it is complete authoritarianism, and China and Cuba, are socialists. The reality is that there has never been a true government or country that has been a communist in its history. The reality is that the Soviets called themselves Communists, but in a bad way, and Stalin who "invented" Marxism-Leninism, but that's a lie, is actually Stalinism. Stalin was worse than Hitler, but he did not represent communism, that was "socialism in a country".
In truth, Communism never dealt with dictatorial regimes in which innocent people were killed all the time nor with restrictions, all controlled by a manipulative state. It is also the fault of the United States for wanting to investigate Stalin and the USSR to define communism. That's why Capitalism in the Cold War, always fought against Socialism in reality.
Communism is a economic theory proposing that govt. Is the best means to distribute property and compensation for labor. Fascism is a political theory proposing that authoritarian ethno-nationalism is the best form of government. You can be both and in-fact Nazi Germany certainly dominated the distribution of wealth while rejecting communist class nullification. The USSR was certainly Fascist in practice while pretending to something less than white supremacy. The Vikings were both to a large degree, as were the Mongols. Theoretically, Communism and Democracy are compatible although in practice I doubt the majority would ever willingly adopt a leveling of the classes