Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th, 2021 (Eastern Time) and the Yahoo Answers website is now in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.

Is Hugo Chavez's Defeat A "Somber" ReminderThat Socialism Does Not Work?

Update:

Is it a somber reminder that his supporters especially in the US are morons?

8 Answers

Relevance
  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    hahaha, China is as much socialist as Cuba is Capitalist

    India + U.S. > China

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it's a somber reminder that you have a very narrow understanding of what socialism actually is.

  • 1 decade ago

    No - it was a reminder that Venezuala does not want a return to dicatatorship - a sombre reminder that open democracy works.

    Chavez was endorsed by 68% of the vote at the last open election for president (more than Putin's rigged 60%).

    This last vote was only 51% against him and was not against socialism but against his proposed anti-democratic reforms that he concatonated with accelerated social change. He was over-stepping himself - He thought he could get both in but the people saw through it. They said "keep giving us the rewards of social ownership - e.g. re-nationalised water and oil BUT do step down when your time is up as we don't want another dictatorship".

  • 1 decade ago

    ...It made me ask who has the allegiance of Venezuela's military - no matter how people vote (like in Cuba), whoever owns the military will rule the roost.

  • DOOM
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It seems that the people of Venezuela realized that they shouldn't have given him absolute rule earlier in the year.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sorry sparky - China still has more people than the entire rest of the population of earth.

    And they are socialist.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Jeez...listen to 'em cry...pitiful!

  • Samm
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Gore and Carter just inform UN that they want RECOUNTS!

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.