AuschwitzBack during the times of the industrial revolution the idea of communism was very big. There have been some countries that have tried this radical form of government now a day. The outcome of these countries experience with communism has not been very well. An example of a country that tired communism was Russia. When they tried to make the whole country become communists, there down fall came. The people didn’t work and they were a drain on the country and on the economy.
The definition of communism is a concept or system of society in which the community owns the major resources and means of production rather than by individuals. In theory, such societies provide for equal sharing of all work, according to ability, and all benefits, according to need. Some conceptions of communist societies assume that, ultimately, coercive government would be unnecessary and therefore that such a society would be without rulers. Until the ultimate stages are reached, however, communism involves the abolition of private property by a revolutionary movement; responsibility for meeting public needs is then vested in the state.
As a concept of an ideal society, communism is derived from ancient sources, including Plato’s Republic and the earliest Christian communes. In the early 19th century, the idea of a communist society was a response of the poor and the dislocated to the beginnings of modern capitalism. At that time communism was the basis for a number of utopian settlements; most communistic experiments, however, eventually failed Most of these small-scale private experiments involved voluntary cooperation, with everyone participating in the governing process.
Today in the United States we have capitalism. Capitalism is economic system in which private individuals and business firms carry on the production and exchange of goods and services through a complex network of prices and markets. Although rooted in antiquity, capitalism is primarily European in its origins; it evolved through a number of stages, reaching its zenith in the 19th century. From Europe, and especially from England, capitalism spread throughout the world, largely unchallenged as the dominant economic and social system until World War I ushered in modern communism (or Marxism) as a vigorous and hostile competing system.
Capitalism is much better than communism. This is true because not everyone does there part in a communist government. There is always that lazy person who doesn’t pull his own weight. This is a drain on the economy and as result of this the whole thing comes crashing down. In my mind if everyone pulled there own weight communism could be a great success.