The U.S.A. becomes communist in the 1920s

Futurist

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First, we need to ask: Is this Communist Party going to be Lenin's puppets or be more independent-minded like Mao was after Stalin's death?
 

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Oh. Anyway, in that case, Europe might really be screwed over--especially if the US is actually willing to send its own troops to Europe to help Lenin "spread the revolution". :(
 
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Oh. Anyway, in that case, Europe might really be screwed over--especially if the US is actually willing to send its own troops to Europe to help Lenin "spread the revolution". :(
How did Lenin intend to spread communism around Europe? Would he have staged communist coups or would he have ordered armed invasions of European countries like Stalin did?
 

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How? There was almost no support for Communism in the US and little for Socialism.
 

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How did Lenin intend to spread communism around Europe? Would he have staged communist coups or would he have ordered armed invasions of European countries like Stalin did?
His actions towards Poland, the Baltic countries, Finland, Ukraine, and the Caucasus indicate that he would have tried to use Russia's military muscle to do this.

How? There was almost no support for Communism in the US and little for Socialism.
Yeah, this does appear to require Alien Space Bats.
 
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BTW, to my knowledge, not even American blacks were attracted to Communism--possibly due to their fear that being black alone in the US was hard enough and that becoming Communists would simply make white Americans hate blacks even more without actually accomplishing anything positive. Of course, to my knowledge, there is also a large religiosity among US blacks and thus the atheistic aspect of Communism might have turned off some or even many US blacks.
 
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If Communism did catch on in the US, I don't see why it would adopt all of the Czardom characteristics of the USSR, or all of the Imperial Bureaucracy characteristics of China. Essentially, the USSR and China developed their own roadmaps to transform their nations into communist states - neither came close to achieving their goals, in the USSR it was always some brilliant looking post-scarcity Utopian future that was only a decade or two out of reach.

I admit, I am not very familiar with the US, but my guess would adopt many of the characteristics of US culture. I would guess it would be a cross between a national corporation and libertarianism. From the Gilded Age of the US, the career path had become a central feature in the US economy as did monopolization (although Teddy broke this up). Additionally, rather than a Czar-like or Emperor-like figure, it's a democratically elected government.

Perhaps centuries later, the US would worship Ford, and then later on would wonder why he refers himself as Freud when discussing psychological matters.
 
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A Communist US is also likely to be an affirmative action empire like the Communist USSR was in real life: