Communist/Socialist Reality in Eastern Europe after 1991

mark87

Ad Honorem
Jan 2014
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Santiago de Chile
#1
I'm very curious what the reality in post cold war eastern European nations is regarding the apologetic's or even existence of communist or hard line Marxist socialist parties is. What I mean is, how would the average citizen in Poland, Romania, ex-Czechoslovakia, Baltic countries etc. react or how they react to Marxism, those who deny or downplay soviet-communist crimes against humanity?
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
19,727
SoCal
#2
I suspect that they would react to this in a very hostile way due to the fact that Communism is presumably viewed as a very bad thing in these countries--with the economic stagnation, oppression, totalitarianism, et cetera.
 
Mar 2019
1,434
Kansas
#3
I suspect that they would react to this in a very hostile way due to the fact that Communism is presumably viewed as a very bad thing in these countries--with the economic stagnation, oppression, totalitarianism, et cetera.
As I recall quiet the opposite. The economic dislocation caused by the communist collapse put a lot of people in a worse position than under the previous regime. Socially you also had generations of people battling to adapt to a whole new way of thinking and existing.

In some countries there was the real possibilities of communist parties getting voted back in by disenchanted populations.
 

Edratman

Forum Staff
Feb 2009
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Eastern PA
#4
There are still some in eastern Europe and Russia that are communists. In Russia, the Communist party is the second most popular party.

It is important to realize that no matter what type of regime is running the nation, there are people that prosper and also that there are people that do not prosper. The folks that prospered under communist rule and those that are distressed today represent a potential pool that may remember the "good old days" under communist control.

The "Lost Cause" proponents in the US are ideological cousins of these people.
 
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Futurist

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May 2014
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SoCal
#5
As I recall quiet the opposite. The economic dislocation caused by the communist collapse put a lot of people in a worse position than under the previous regime. Socially you also had generations of people battling to adapt to a whole new way of thinking and existing.

In some countries there was the real possibilities of communist parties getting voted back in by disenchanted populations.
While it's possible that this was true for some countries back in the 1990s, I am much more skeptical that it is true today. I know that most East Germany nowadays don't vote for Die Linke (the successor to the East German Communist Party) but instead vote for other parties.
 
Mar 2019
39
Europe
#6
While it's possible that this was true for some countries back in the 1990s, I am much more skeptical that it is true today. I know that most East Germany nowadays don't vote for Die Linke (the successor to the East German Communist Party) but instead vote for other parties.
Oh. Trust me this is far away from the truth.
Communism is actually gaining a lot of ground lately in South-East Europe. It's valid for the rest of Europe as well.
Actually, almost every party today in Europe is heavily left orientated.
Today I read the news that some pakistani (or kurd) guy proposed to nationalize properties in Germany from the big investors.
In GERMANY!!!

I guess the situation is even worse the further East you go.

There is a new wave of Socialism flooding over Europe. It ain't going well.
 

Rodger

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Jun 2014
6,094
US
#7
The few people that I communicate with in Poland have no sympathy for communism. Then again, Poland was probably the nation were communism was least embraced in the region.
 
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Futurist

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May 2014
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SoCal
#8
Oh. Trust me this is far away from the truth.
Communism is actually gaining a lot of ground lately in South-East Europe. It's valid for the rest of Europe as well.
Actually, almost every party today in Europe is heavily left orientated.
Today I read the news that some pakistani (or kurd) guy proposed to nationalize properties in Germany from the big investors.
In GERMANY!!!

I guess the situation is even worse the further East you go.

There is a new wave of Socialism flooding over Europe. It ain't going well.
"Socialism" as understood by people such as Bernie Sanders is very different from Communism.
 

Futurist

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May 2014
19,727
SoCal
#9
The few people that I communicate with in Poland have no sympathy for communism. Then again, Poland was probably the nation were communism was least embraced in the region.
I've read that the only popular thing that the Polish Communists ever did during their rule was moving Poland's border westwards and encouraging Poles to settle in these western territories.
 
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