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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 6 months ago

Why has socialism failed everywhere it's ever been tried?

Socialist countries such as the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and East Germany no longer exist. Other countries such as Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria have abandoned socialism. China is now a mixed semi-capitalist economy and the only socialist countries that remain, like Cuba and North Korea are desperately poor basket cases. Even they have been gradually adopting semi-market economy reforms lately.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
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    the system is VERY easy to corrupt ..............................

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Different reasons.

    - Ukraine in the 1920's, Eastern Spain in the 1930's and the Paris Commune were all ended by military force.

    - Some countries that could turn socialist had puppet-governments instated by western secret services

    - Socialism wasn't tried and tested, so shoving a one-size-fits-all down the throats of millions of people at the same time was stupid.

    - In the "cold war" one side had access to unlimited credit, while the other side did not.

    There's nothing wrong with paying people according to their own work. There's nothing wrong with workers/people owning the means of production. There's nothing socialist about overcentralised burocracies forcing unrealistic production-plans

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Vladimir Lenin: "The goal of socialism is communism."

    Enough said.

    • Patrick
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      True. Socialistards will whine and claim it's not a true quote.

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  • 6 months ago

    Even the Socialist Democratic party is failing. 🤣🤣🤣

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  • 6 months ago

    What are you talking about? Romania was a dictatorship until 1989, it is getting better because of democracy which is socialism.

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  • 6 months ago

    It hasn't. It's worked really well in European countries. Capitalism is failing America

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Socialism in not communism. Try Sweden for a successful socialist country.

    • Zirp
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Sweden is NOT a socialist country

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Capitalism is killing the planet and lying about doing it to protect itself, its a virus and socialism is the cure.

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  • gerald
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    40 million Americans are living in poverty put your own house in order you look pathetic calling others sh** and by god you do

    • libertarian
      Lv 6
      6 months agoReport

      Even Americans living below the poverty level are richer than 85% of the people on the planet.

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  • 6 months ago

    You will get responses that it has never been implemented in it's correct form. That is correct, because it never can be implemented in it's correct form, except in very small sample populations, Much to small to be workable on a national scale.

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