Post Reply Are there still Communist countries ?
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Posted 1/6/18 , edited 1/6/18
Just wondering i know for sure that North Korea (all hail rocket man) is communist. What are the other communist countries ???
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Posted 1/6/18 , edited 1/6/18

cuthysmalz2 wrote:

Just wondering i know for sure that North Korea (all hail rocket man) is communist. What are the other communist countries ???


(Adjusted the title for you, and moved this to the English forums since you posted in English).

Perhaps this will help? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_state#List_of_current_states_described_as_communist
Posted 1/6/18 , edited 1/6/18
Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
People's Republic of China.

Funnily enough all of these countries have private sectors and practise free market economy to some degree. China for example in its economic reforms of 1978 which opened up the country to the private market. Some of these reforms have been shutdown by descendant administration I'd say that China is simply Authoritarian with major aspects of Socialism. A lot of Karl Marx fans would probably take issue with this and refer to the Marx's theory of history and say that China isn't simply ready for the next step of seizing the means of production and redistributing the wealth eventually leading to Stateless Communism.


Economically Venezuela is more of "Communist" country than China.
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Posted 1/6/18 , edited 1/6/18
there are a few out there left https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communism and this will help with the countries still left https://www.thoughtco.com/communist-countries-overview-1435178 even though it might look good on paper, doesn't always mean it's good in social settings. I suppose it could work, but with the countries this ideology is parked, it's not going so well for them over all. country possibly, but not the individual, aka non government/military person.
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Posted 1/11/18 , edited 1/12/18
It's hare to say just from the name.... even North Korea is being listed as --- Democratic People's Republic of Korea
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/12/18
You could have just googled this you know?

Easier and faster.
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/12/18
The criterias to decide whether a country is communist is somewhat subjective but it could simply refer to countries that are under Communist dictatorship and not the countries where the Communist is elected democratically. The liberals claim that Russia is no longer Communism just because their Soviet leaders decided to introduce democracy against their own personal interest. The Cuban Communist is slowly introducing democracy from the bottom-up and Cuba is considerd to be Communist because democracy is still not apparent in the top level government. China and Vietnam have mixed economy that lead toward Socialism but some liberals claim that China and Vietnam are Capitalist just because they have mixed economy. If I were to account for this multiple conflicting criterias for a country to be Communist, then I would say that there are as much Communist countries as there are Capitalist countries.
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/13/18
yes there is still communist countries like china

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Posted 1/16/18 , edited 1/16/18
Implying communism is even a viable construct. You can have a capitalistic society with some slightly socialistic programs, but a socialistic let alone a communistic society is not actually possible due to the unpredictability of human nature. That’s why such a system only exists in label alone. It manifests itself as something else entirely, thus no communistic society has ever truly existed within the bounds of what was proposed by the likes of Marxist ideals back in the day. Instead the only figurehead we have for it is the death and suffering under Stalin and a less destructive but still pretty evident socioeconomic inequality under Lenin. Of course there are other examples of why it fails as a system but Russia’s the most obvious one I can think of.
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