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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 9 years ago

Would the USA be better under Communism?

Previous to the communist revolution in Russia was a based on a peasant economy, more then 90% illiterate, and with little industry to speak of ... after the communists took power they began a rapid industrialization surpassing even the pace of Germany and Japan, with industrialization came the building of schools, literacy campaigns, hospitals, advanced campaigns were carried out against typhus, cholera, and malaria; the number of physicians increased as rapidly as facilities and training would permit; and death and infant mortality rates steadily decreased.

Women were given the right to vote immediately following the 1917 revolution as well as given equal pay and rights, women in the US didn't get the right to vote until 1920 (1975 in some states!) and were subject to unequal pay until 1963.

The Soviet Union had been industrialized far fewer years then the west, yet still managed to build a modern army to defeat the Nazis and save Europe from fascism.

consider the space program, the USSR put the first satellite into orbit, put the first living thing into space (a dog named Laika), the first probe to land on the moon, first probe to Mars, to Venus, the first man in space, the first woman in space.

this doesn't look like a society that was unmotivated or poorly managed, it looks like a superpower!

keep in mind the USSR's economy was only 60% the size of the USA's, these tremendous achievements were thanks to a planned economy which oriented society towards their achievement.

imagine what would be possible in the United States under such a system

Update:

I am too young to immigrate (I am 16)

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    Communism and Socialism have FAILED MISERABLY in absolutely every case. If you think its so great,Why are you still here ?????

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  • 9 years ago

    All the achievements of the USSR were competed at the expense of its people, so one can surmise that the form of communism that the USSR practiced was not the ideal government to rule a people. On the other hand, if a system of government under a communist ideology was able to exist in a form that provided for the needs of its society, perhaps it’s the perfect system of government.

    However, its worth considering that any communist or socialism system of government creates an unproductive society by eliminating incentives. And isn’t it proper to measure the success of any society by its production and its economy, and the approval of the people?

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  • 9 years ago

    It depends on what you define as communism. There are many differing opinions. Using your example of Russia I would argue that they never actually established a fully communist state.

    It depends what your view point is on the situation. From a social perspective Communism would in my opinion make the US worse off.

    However from an economic view communism and state control often works better. There are many examples of capitalist countries that use state control for certain industries anyway

    Source(s): me
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No. Just look up Eastern Europe was under the USSR. Terrible system.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Communism is effective in improving a backward third world country.

    It doesn't work in countries that are already prosperous.

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  • 9 years ago

    Hi, no! Never! Communism isn't "freedom"! See what are "socialistic" president ideas have done for"us"! Islam/sharria law is a "false"religion! "Bin laden" is one example!

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  • Great, as long as you aren't invited to a purging.

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