The Rise and Fall of Communism

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Everyone would like to live in a perfect society, and in Germany, Karl Marx set out to do just that by creating the government system known as Communism. Though, this system has failed in many countries all over the world because of many significant flaws in the very foundation of the system. Some of the most feared probabilities in society that Communism was created to eliminate still prevailed and were at the heart of the system’s downfall. If the system was infallible, why were so many of its principles created out of the fear of rebellion? The living conditions of the people were unbearable and would lead to nothing but rebellion. The whole system was full of corruption and had no moral standards. Communism has failed in many countries…show more content…
Since so much of Communism’s ideas were put in place to protect the government from rebellion, it came with no surprise that one of the most important things to a dictator was loyalty. Under this philosophy, criticism was not tolerated for it was seen as disloyalty. Therefore, the dictator was always right even if he was not. However, for a country to flourish, it needed accurate information instead of what the dictator wanted to hear. This was one of the main reasons Communism failed. People told lies in order to stay alive, for no one could be truly trusted. Another major thing that was important to a dictator was the military because the country had to be run by physical force and the fear of it. For example, the Soviet Union spent twenty percent of its budget on the military. The United States only used four percent of its budget. The problem with this was that the Communist invested a large percent of their money on something that had no economic return, which was a costly drain of their resources (Nielsen). Though loyalty and the military were important components of Communism, there was one thing that the government system had at the core of its existence, control. All of it’s principles tied back to control whether it being the control of its people, other counties, or the whole world. Though, because of its many flaws, it never branched out far; it still used a great Hatcher 4 deal of resources to control its
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