why the communism was succesfull in russia but not in usa?
- Anonymous1 year agoFavorite Answer
One could argue that communism wasn't successfull at all in Russia.
However, should we interpret your question to mean "why was communism able to be implemented in Russia but not in the USA", then a more meaningful answer can be given.
Russia, before the revolution, had never known democracy on a nation-wide scale (there were some exceptions, in medieval times). The people were, until 1861 (!), serfs. They belonged to the very land. A rich landowner would own the farmers that lived on that land, too. Most couldn't read or write, and knew very little of the real world. It was a hard, simple life. When tsar Alexander II finally 'freed' the serfs, he did not manage to do so completely. The serfs did not inherit (or get the right to buy) any land, and thus could never escape poverty. Where landowners often did not pay much attention to them, the factory owners that now paid them did, and work was hard.
All the while the Tsar still held absolute holy power, and the very notion of democracy was insulting to him. When revolution finally did come (as was expected for about 50 years), the system that won out was the one that (in theory) was best for the farmers and workers. Communism worked out because a revolution nearly always tends to 1. favour the masses and 2. be the opposite of the system it has overthrown. The people were already used to absolute power: they did not know to wish for democracy.
The USA, on the other hand, started out with democracy. It 'grew up' with it. Since all the people had power, there was no need for revolution. There was never a tsar to overthrow. There was never a system to be changed. The American people were (as a whole) good with the economic system.
This is, of course, not the whole story, but merely the essence as I understand it. History is a complicated thing, and there is never just one reason for something to happen.
- J MLv 71 year ago
It wasn't successful in Russia. It came about because of depression. Fortunately, Democrats pulled America out of the depression.
- pit bulls biteLv 71 year ago
- socialistpbLv 61 year ago
Communism means a classless stateless society based on production for use. Russia was never Communist, but instead had a state capitalist system.
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- Anonymous1 year ago
Tens of millions would disagree with you, but they're all in mass graves.
- ZirpLv 71 year ago
It wasn't. No entire country ever achieved a "work according to ability, receive according to need" -economy.
Russia tried a type of Socialism. It "collapsed" because it couldn't keep up in the cold war against an adversary that had virtually unlimited CREDIT (and because it was hopelessly overcentralised)
- AnonymousLv 51 year ago
If it was so why did Mikhail Gorbachev shut it down?
- PrincessLv 61 year ago
communism was successful in russia?
- W.T. DoorLv 71 year ago
The USSR imploded on December 31, 1991. It was because communism failed in the USSR.
- RockItLv 71 year ago
We have a Constitution that protects all of us from communists.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Lol. Communism failed in Russia.