The Spread of Communism

In the mid nineteenth century, Karl Max published The Communist Manifesto, which bought communist parties into the limelight. China, North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba  soon followed suit, the major reason for this being that these developing Third World countries were striving for national independence and social change.
Communism appealed to these countries since they experienced a polar society, where most of the resources were controlled by a few people from the upper class. In his book, Marx declared that communism would consist of a classless society. He believed that the society would work on the principle of “from each according to his ability,to each according to his need”. Communism therefore appealed to the masses, as it promised to level the playing field by offering everyone equal opportunities in life.
Marx believed that capitalism would choke on its own wealth and collapse, which would be followed by the working class rising up and establishing a new, classless society.This anti-capitalist society lead to hoards of propaganda against capitalism, with catch-phrases like ‘capitalism is the source of all evil” being widely adopted by communist revolutionaries.
Ironically,however, none of the countries which adopted communism suffered from the conditions which Marx described.Rather than choking on over consumption and over production, these countries lacked infrastructure and a solid industrial set-up.Cuba is an excellent example of such a country. The Cuban economy was struggling, but the popular consensus was that the economy would never improve unless American control over it would not end. This idea was exemplified by the fact that in 1962, the USA controlled 60% of the sugar production in Cuba. Coupled with this, Fulgencio Batista, with American support, overthrew the Cuban government in 1934.Batista became a symbol of American dominance. Discontent against Batista’s rule gradually grew over time, until he was inevitably overthrown by a nationalist leader in the form of Fidel Castro.
Thus, communism found its roots not in developed countried, but rather,in developing nation like Cuba, North Korea, and Vietnam. History has been a witness to the bare starking realities of communism, which have been far remote from its ideologies. Rather than saving the masses from oppression, it was a tool used by dictators to establish a more corrupt and non-accountable system. The two-faced nature of communism was summed up by the Cuban poet and statesman, Jose Martini when he said:
” Socialist ideology, like so many others, has two main dangers. One stems from confused and incomplete readings of foreign texts, and the other from the arrogance and hidden rage of those who, in order to climb up in the world, pretend to be frantic defenders of the helpless so as to have shoulders on which to stand. “

Usman Khaliq

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  1. #1 by Frederick Engels on March 2, 2011 - 8:51 pm

    I disagree.

  2. #2 by Kim Jong-Il on March 2, 2011 - 8:56 pm

    I like Pie

  3. #3 by Joseph Stalin on March 2, 2011 - 8:59 pm

    As Do I

  4. #4 by Fidel Castro on March 2, 2011 - 9:03 pm

    I hate capatailists

  5. #5 by Max Steel on March 2, 2011 - 9:22 pm

    I agree

  6. #6 by Max Steel on March 2, 2011 - 9:30 pm

    I hate America

  7. #7 by Kim John-Un on March 3, 2011 - 8:30 pm

    I also dislike America

  8. #8 by Max Steel on March 3, 2011 - 8:59 pm

    I live for communism!

  9. #9 by your mom on March 3, 2011 - 9:04 pm

    I beg to differ. I like capitalists

  10. #10 by YOUR MOM on March 7, 2011 - 8:52 pm

    Haters. You know nothing of good governing! Burn in HELL!

    • #11 by Mom on March 7, 2011 - 8:55 pm

      Cummunist

      • #12 by YOUR MOM on March 7, 2011 - 8:56 pm

        Bitch

    • #13 by Hater on March 7, 2011 - 8:56 pm

      you suck! Communism forever!

      • #14 by YOUR MOM on March 7, 2011 - 8:58 pm

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      • #15 by Mom on March 7, 2011 - 8:59 pm

        Je suis excite

  11. #16 by Hater on March 7, 2011 - 8:58 pm

    NO IT DOESN’T!!!

    WHORE

    • #17 by YOUR MOM on March 7, 2011 - 8:58 pm

      YES IT DOES!
      LA PUTE!

  12. #18 by Hater on March 7, 2011 - 8:59 pm

    COMMUNISM IS BEAST!!!

    JERK

  13. #19 by Hater on March 7, 2011 - 9:00 pm

    GO NORTH KOREA

  14. #20 by YOUR MOM on March 7, 2011 - 9:01 pm

    lalalalaaaaaalalalalalallaaaaaaaaaa theres a party in my tummy with communism which suckssssssss

  15. #21 by your mom on March 9, 2011 - 9:10 pm

    commmmuniiisssmmmm

  16. #22 by your mom on March 9, 2011 - 9:11 pm

    ALLL BE COMMUNIST!!! COMMUNISTS LOVE PEACE AND FREEDOM!

  17. #23 by your mom on March 9, 2011 - 9:12 pm

    GO NORTH KOREA! I AGREE WITH THIS “HATER” PERSON!!! NORTH KOREA IS BEASTYYYYYY!!!!

  18. #24 by your mom on March 9, 2011 - 9:12 pm

    KIM JOHN-IL IS SO AWESOMEFUL!!!! HE IS ATHLETIC AND NICE

  19. #25 by Max Steel on March 9, 2011 - 9:13 pm

    I aslo agree with this “Hater” person. I should hope to meet him.

  20. #26 by your mom on March 9, 2011 - 9:14 pm

    WHAT IS THE POINT OF LIFE YOU ASK? THE POINT OF LIFE IS TO PRAISE NORTH KOREA!!!

  21. #27 by your mom on March 9, 2011 - 9:14 pm

    ALL PRAISE CHINA, THE SUPPORTER OF NORTH KOREA!!!!

  22. #28 by Winston Churchill on March 9, 2011 - 9:17 pm

    I LIVE ONCE AGAIN! GIVE ME MY TEA AND ILL SEND MY RAF AFTER YOU!

  23. #29 by Max Steel on March 9, 2011 - 9:18 pm

    Your Mom what kind of name is that. Probably some kind simpleton.

  24. #30 by bob on March 16, 2011 - 11:03 am

    GO NEWZEALAND

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