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Socialism vs Communism, what's the difference?

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    As it is in use today communism tries to undermine religion, government, and military structures all over the world to achieve the conquest of the world (yes, really).

    Socialism is the cover story that communism uses to look mild, as well as a system of "trusting the government with your money to help the whole of society", although it generally fails.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Socialism is a broad term for "Marxism".

    Communism is one of at least two forms of Marxism. All properties become the communities (the governments in some instances). Control and distribution of these properties (consumables and real property including the citizens) is controlled by the "government".

    The other form of socialism believes in control of the properties (consumables, real property, citizens) is done through regulation and law. One form is "National socialism" (NAZI also Fascism) and to some the same as "Democratic socialism".

    Of course those who are in the US avoid any reference to National Socialism because of the stigma attached to those who tried to use this means prior to an during WWII.

    The concept is simple- Marx visualized a world free of governments with total equality between people. Both forms of Marxism are seen as a intermate towards a Marxist Utopia.

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  • larry1
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    'Socialism' has come to mean the many advanced (mostly European) countries who have... democracy/ freedom and capitalism but also significant restrictions and taxes on the capitalists and rich/ super rich.

    Communism is a is by it's own definition a....dictatorship (of the party), a hater of democracy...no freedom or capitalism or even private property is allowed. The citizens are the property of the state as is their belongings, who are used as labor (workers) for the state, it's support/ existence.   

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    According to the "two cows" explanation:

    bureaucratic socialism:  you have two cows; the govt. takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows.  They are cared for by ex-chicken farmers.  You have to take care of the chickens the govt. took from the chicken farmers  The socialist govt. gives you as much milk and as many eggs as the regulations say you should need;

    Russian communism:  you have two cows.  You have to take care of them, but the govt. takes all the milk.

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  • Blonde
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Communism is to socialism as Neo-con alt-right is to a center right moderate.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    both are types of economy, not government.

    In Socialism you get paid according to your work, which means miners get more per hour of work than doctors.

    In Communism you work according to ability, and receive according to need. In full-blown Communism, money and barter can be abolished - and the state is supposed to wither away

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago
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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Democratic socialism is capitalism with a safety net, a counter balance to the harsh greed and evil inherently existent in pure, unregulated capitalism. It makes it a cyclic system to some degree, not just a pyramid scheme. Money is returned from the top, to the bottom, so that people can survive and get what they need, while still providing incentive to work and be a "productive" member of society. It is by my definition the top ten happiest countries in the world, and the US isn't in the top 15 happiest, or safest countries. 

    "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs"

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  • 3 months ago

    Socialism is slavery by vote. Communism is by force.

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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Communism is an extreme from of socialism .................

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