Paul Nguyen. 20Th Literature. Mrs. Hildebrand. 2/20/2017.
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The failure of Socialism and Communism
In Animal Farm, George Orwell portrays a picture of a farm that is controlled by the animals. He describes how the pigs control and lead their farm and how they relate to the Russian Revolution. George Orwell views his opinion in this story about the way they rule their farm and how it parallels to Socialism and Communism. Socialism and Communism are the idealistic, fantasy economic structures – both ensure the need of the people in the community – but both have failed and succumbed to dictatorship.
Socialism is an economic system that surrounds the central meaning of “common ownership”. It gives an illusion of a good economic structure but it…show more content… It brings the idea of socialism further, where a central authoritarian party will control the economic system not based the majority of people in Socialism. Communism failed because it eliminated the free-market. Therefore, there will be no competitive or any advancements in the products. For example, Vietnam was in communism and the U.S is in capitalism, where free-market is promoted. The U.S has a further development than Vietnam, because it promotes the free-market which motivate the business owners to produce new products to compare with other business owners – “a decade after unification” which was in 1976 “Vietnam still remained impoverished” (Is Vietnam still a Communist Country). But in the mid-1980s, Vietnam started to adopt some traits of capitalism, series of economic called “Doi Moi” (Renovation) – which encourage “Private enterprise, decontrol and foreign investment” (Is Vietnam still a Communist Country) and it is similar to free-market, so now it has become “one of the world’s fastest growing economies and has set its sights on becoming a modern and industrialized nation by 2020.” (Is Vietnam still a Communist Country?) In Animal Farm, Napoleon has taken the idea of Socialism from Snowball and Old Major further. He transferred the original idea of the Old Major, a “society of animals set free from hunger and the whip, all equal, each working according