Capitalist Vs. Communist. By Jenni Buchanan. Ms. Wengel

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Capitalist vs. Communist By Jenni Buchanan Ms. Wengel - Social Studies class 5-4-16 The capitalists and communists of the world have been at war since the Cold War, which lasted from 1947 to 1991. These two great political ideologies are very different, and they would probably find it very offensive to be considered similar. They are opposite by their very nature. In fact, one of them was specifically created to oppose the other one. Communism was first started in 1848 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. They started it because they thought that if capitalism were to continue, workers were going to be exploited, and they wanted to prevent that from happening. They thought that they were doing the right thing by helping out people who…show more content…
Capitalists wanted a democratic society to go with their economic plan, led by a leader or group of leaders that were chosen through an election, and Communists wanted a totalitarian society to go with their economic plan, ruled by a single leader that took control over everyone and leads every aspect of their lives, instead of the old-fashioned concept of kings. Whether a president, prime minister, Congress, or a dictator, the leaders from these economic plan/societies dictate public policy. Communism is simply just more strict. Also, both of these rely on a political system which consists of a group or multiple groups that control political process. Political process is, according to Merriam Webster, “the process of the formulation and administration of public policy usually by interaction between social groups and political institutions or between political leadership and public opinion.” This means that the governments control how they want their citizens and country to act. Both also have a leading class that uses the idea of ownership, whether private or shared by all, to justify their economic system. The last similarity, and perhaps the saddest one, is that both use humongous amounts of violence to implement their system and to destroy their enemies or anyone who opposes them. They can’t just co-exist peacefully and get along; they shall fight until only one of them is left. The

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