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With the right leader do you think Communism could actually work in America?

  • Follow the true meaning of communism

    Communism is a nutshell is the fact that everyone works for the good of the community and everything is shared equally among the people. We have seen utopias like this happen in the world such as the Puritans and other societies that are SIMILAR to communism. True communism has no government, it is a way of life that is ruled by all who partake in it.

  • I think that it could work.

    Communism is the belief that the people rule. That currency is worthless. Stalinism is often called Communism, while truly it isn't. The Chinese follow Maoism, which is technically Communism, though it's basically Ultra Capitalism. You have a few mega rich people, but a large majority of it's poor people working their tails off blindly. Communism lowers the unemployment rate, but raises the rate of prisoners per capita. True Communism hasn't been pulled off...Ever, really. If the right leader established true Communism, yes, it'd work.

  • Communism is pretty neat

    Look at the Russians. Look at them. LOok AT tHEM!@!!. We as the United Staytes of Americka are the future of not only the Earth but also the World. When the Nazis killed a bnunch of Jews, the JEws died because they werent Commies. Team Americka YEah go communism yeah

  • It could work when you think about it...

    All of the previous attempts for countries to achieve communism have been effected by war from other powers on their soil; Korean war, the bay of pigs, and even in ww2 in Russia. They didn't really have the current ( I will not say prospering) effective government like the U.S. With the right leadership and proper ideals, Communism (with a hint of socialism) would be perfect. The hint of socialism is there for the freedoms of all people, you know how that goes. Basically it serves as the assurance of natural rights for American people. The communistic part of this idea is that the wealth and power are distributed among all. This way beaurocrats wouldn't hold their wealth from circulation or have their money buy decisions of the country. However, this system has one fatal flaw. What of the people that do not do their part in aiding the community? This is where the others who attempted true communism failed. Because each and every person effects the community. I honestly do not have the answer to this issue. Because I do not agree in killing them like past attempts did, I simply feel that under communism, everyone is guaranteed a part in THEIR society, whereas in Americas government today, our votes matter for just about nothing important.

  • Communism would work in the USA if we had the right leader.

    I believe communism is a good and fair system everyone works to benefit the community not just your self. In communism everyone has a job and is paid. If applied correctly with the right leader would work

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  • A fine balance...

    I think that it could work, but it would be a fragile system, difficult to maintain. America's "control of the people" ethos could be enough to balance the strong Government, so that a "middle ground" could be found, preventing totalitarian control. American citizen have to want Communism for it to work, and the chances for that are very VERY slim. Still, supposing that a slight change in ideals does occur, and the balance between the people and the Government is kept, this country could prosper under Communism.

  • A fine balance...

    I think that it could work, but it would be a fragile system, difficult to maintain. America's "control of the people" ethos could be enough to balance the strong Government, so that a "middle ground" could be found, preventing totalitarian control. American citizen have to want Communism for it to work, and the chances for that are very VERY slim. Still, supposing that a slight change in ideals does occur, and the balance between the people and the Government is kept, this country could prosper under Communism.

  • Proof it can work

    Communism can work first we abolish all private ownership, second we truly give power to the people and last we make the proletariat the true power. If we rid ourselves of bourgeoisie influence we can be a true communisit nation. Money is not power people are the true power beyond

  • Communism can work in any country.

    In a true communist society people are classless and there is no government. This would me the community as a whole would strive to better the community. This would work because if the community benefits then everyone benefits. You always look out for each other and consequently you all do well together.

  • Yeah. It could work anywhere.

    The reason Communism looks so good on paper is because it IS good. Unfortunately, it never works out because the people who enforce communism over a country are always corrupt and make sure that they get more than everyone else, which skews the entire system, causing it to crash.
    The only reason Communism gets such a bad rep is because it used to be the system of government for our former archenemy the USSR.

  • ABSOULUTLY POSITIVELY NOT!!!... Of course, Obama is pulling it off (OOOOOOOOOOOOH)

    But seriously, another Civil War would easily break out. If the US Government even took our guns away, let alone if it turned communist. Once any nation, no matter how powerful it is, strays away from its original constitution, it falls. If the constitution worked for 200 years, dont stray away from it.
    If the US went in to a civil war, just like we supported the Syrian rebels, other nations would support us. Rebel forces would probably get the support of NATO forces, and other non-communist countries, while the us, the country that is trying to turn communist, would get help from Russia, and other old Soviet states and countries.

  • A government with total control of the economy and the people's social values will never work for freedom/equality or our benefit.

    Communism has reigned in many European countries and it has never worked for the peoples' overall good or benefit. Many millions of Christians and those who would not compromise for the government were mercilessly murdered, starved to death, and taken away from their families and so on and so forth. All forms of government have their own downfalls, but communism is the worst of them all! There is absolutely no freedom, and truly, everyone (besides the government leaders and secret police and all) is only "equal" in poverty and debasement. In many cases in the freezing cold of night, communist's would poor icy water on Christians until they froze to death and became icicles. Even those who worked very hard on their crops and followed the rules were treated like crap and not acknowledged. In America, with our many corporate interests and that 1% of the elite class, no way will communism ever work! That would be a nightmare! Communism is for a perfect world; and as everyone knows, this world has never been perfect, and never will be.

  • To many people

    Communism would only work in a small population like a township because you can manage them. To many people you cannot track the things people are doing and this leads to unequal workers and rations etc . . . . . . .. . .. .. . . . . .

  • It is Fundamentally Broken

    The idea that everyone is equal in this system in itself is wrong. Naturally people have different skills and abilities and to make those who put more effort into their work receive the same benefits as someone who does far less in itself is unequal and unfair. This is before we even mention the fact that no one wants their life prospects to be called and out of their hands but the difference with communism is that regardless of your ability you are condemned to a standard decided by others. Of course there is also the classic reason that people will exploit this system, however with the right leader this will probably start from the bottom and rise to the top in time rather than the usual exploitation by the leaders of communist nations of the past.

  • Not in the American dream

    Theoretically, it has never (in is true meaning) been applied to any Nation/State. Communism needs full support of all the people and leaders. It is very impractical in the United States. The United States is a democratic republic. The peoples identity, the governmental laws, and the economy is to much wrapped in the concept. Communism can work anywhere, in fact any government can work any where. But it is a pipe dream.

  • No, Wish It Would

    To me, socialism is a much better answer. It's much more free than communism. If people cooperated and weren't so stuck up or racist, communism would work anywhere. It really boils down to the people in the end. The reason for the negative view on communism is because it is often associated with dictatorship. We associate it with dictatorship because all current and former communist countries just happened to be dictatorships. Full on communism isn't good. I agree with more of a halfway socialism.

  • NOOOOOO we cannot have communism

    Communism is only a theory, that was put to practice multiple times. The Soviet Union tried to acheive communism and failed as did cuba. The countries with communism have the lowest standerd of living case in point, North Korea. WE CANNOT HAVE COMMUNISM, under any circumstances no matter who is leader.

  • No it cant

    Why,because communism is pretty much Marxism. Marxism denies natural human rights and practices. Even though communism sounds great it can not be truly achieved. Due to natural human nature. But a communistic market could work in America with the right leadership. But a form of Pure communism could never exsist in this day and age due to human opinion not leadership.


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