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Communism is a way of a government that is totalitarian in nature, which rulers are dictators and have no respect for their subjects. In the USSR, communism started off in the 19th century due to the harsh conditions of life that were witnessed during that period, which made people agitate for a technique that would restore equality in the society. The concept of communism is founded on the ideology of Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx from their numerous scholarly ideas that were widespread at this time. These ideas were embraced by people in the Soviet Union society in a bid to regain equality in a society that was experiencing numerous hardships present during the tsarist rule. It was believed that communism was the solution to the problems society was experiencing and thus it would create a new society with social and political equality of every individual (Courteous and Kramer, 2004).
Communism is centered on the principle that people need one another in order for the society to achieve meaningful progress both socially and economically. The idea is based on the belief that, a society where people work equally, is bound to achieve greater success as opposed to a society where people are grouped according to social classes. However, despite there being equality among people, the social distinction that results from some people having more wealth than others arises because individuals leverage from their talents. In a communist society, the government is not supposed to interfere with the rights of persons and its influence on the general economy of the state should be limited. Moreover, in communism societies, governments collectively own property and no person is supposed to start any enterprise because governments run business monopolies in all sectors of the economy. Therefore, the state provides basic amenities to its people including decent education and health care services.
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What is Communism?
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Firstly, two ideals were political. These concentrated on power of the communist party that ensured strict adherence to discipline and political structure.1 Secondly, there were two economic defining features. These were a centralized command economy and the ownership of the means of production by the state.
What were the idealistic qualities of communism…?
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The reasons for the fall of Communism and the USSR
However, it did not proved effective for Lenin as he withdrew from his position (Chairman of Soviet Government) in the year 1923 due to a severe heart stroke. After the withdrawal of Lenin, Leon Trotsky came into existence and power.
During the Cold War, USSR had to undergo severe economic crisis and the war in Afghanistan added to the misery and discontentment of the people. The cold war came to an end with the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991 when the Soviet Union was disintegrated into fifteen separate countries.