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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 2 months ago

what is the differene between communism and socialism and democratic socialism?

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  • 2 months ago
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    There are only a handful of socialist/communist countries in the world.  Cuba, China and a couple others.

    Scandinavian countries are examples of democratic socialism. 

    If you want pure capitalism with no socialist protections you could try to immigrate to Honduras. 

    • Jim2 months agoReport

      The most biased, misleading answer I've ever seen. China makes money capitalistically through selling land. In fact, most socialist countries piggyback off capitalism. And no, Honduras is not the way it is because of not having socialist protections. They are being terrorized by gangs.

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  • Traci
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    2 months ago

    No difference, they are all the same.

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  • 2 months ago

    Mostly the name.. SOCIALISM is BAD BAD BAD... Russia was, IT COLLAPSED, Cuba is... ITS STUCK AS A 3RD WORLD COUNTRY, VENSUALIA... They are and they are a bad joke.. 

    • Traci
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      2 months agoReport

      ..... and now the commie dems want you to vote for them... think before you act!

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  • Clive
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    2 months ago

    What does this have to do with elections?

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  • 2 months ago

    Democratic socialism is being three months pregnant. Socialism is 8 months pregnant. Communism is delivering. There is not turning back in any case.

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  • 2 months ago

    "The goal of socialism is communism" Vladimir Lennon.

    • Walter B
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      2 months agoReport

      It was  LENIN

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Simply put -

    Communism is state control of all political and economic matters.

    Socialism is state control of economic matters such as state control of the means of production.

    Democratic socialism is an ideology that aims to introduce democracy into the free market workforce, through things like worker cooperatives, to ensure public provision of basic human needs.

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  • 2 months ago

    Communism = Workers are the State.  There is no "owner class."

    Socialism = Workers are the property of the State.  The state IS the "owner class."

    Democratic Socialism = Workers are the subjects of the State. The State exists to keep the workers in a comfortable stasis for the benefit of a separate and permanent "owner class."

    ....many will argue the third point, but consider this:  ever notice how democratic socialism "works" so well in nations that still have strong traces of hereditary aristocracy if not actual monarchies?

    ever notice how many politicians who push it here come from families that have been wealthy and influential for generations....and whose wealth has depended on the support of folks who remain decidedly working-class generation after generation?

    Source(s): Are you talking character today, or skin color?
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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's about how it's implemented and over which timescale.  After a violent revolution to overthrow democracy socialism is the transitional phase to communism, that's in theory but it never works in practice.  What actually happens is the economic contradictions of socialism become too great so the tyrants are forced to implement authoritarian capitalism (i.e. fascism) to maintain control or the system itself is overthrown and democracy is restored.  Democratic socialism on other hand is the attempt to slowly implement socialism within the framework of capitalist democracy but as we see in every 1st world country their economies are lying on the precipice with increasingly unmanageable levels of debt (see Cloward-Piven strategy).

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There's a difference between them?

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