Why did communism become so popular?

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Jun 2016
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Do you mean Socialism? Very easy, because level of life is higher during Socialism. Capitalist propaganda told the opposite and for some time many believed that but everyone that experiensed both Socialism and Capitalism admits that level of life in Socialism was higher.
 

Maribat

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Mar 2012
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Do you mean Socialism? Very easy, because level of life is higher during Socialism. Capitalist propaganda told the opposite and for some time many believed that but everyone that experiensed both Socialism and Capitalism admits that level of life in Socialism was higher.
That is not so. I've already been asking you if you lived in the USSR and therefore have a firsthand experience. You have never answered. So I may guess that you did not live in the USSR, the country of socialism. So I say again, you are not right. The level of life there was much much lower. More that that, that level was so perverted and distorted that I even have to explain how much perverted it was if I want myself to be understood. But in short words - the life there was much worse than outside.
 
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That is not so. I've already been asking you if you lived in the USSR and therefore have a firsthand experience. You have never answered. So I may guess that you did not live in the USSR, the country of socialism. So I say again, you are not right. The level of life there was much much lower. More that that, that level was so perverted and distorted that I even have to explain how much perverted it was if I want myself to be understood. But in short words - the life there was much worse than outside.
How was the safety in general? I heard criminality was really low in communist countries.
 
Dec 2013
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Moldova
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You mean marxist-leninist type socialism?

Because the appeal to poor people's issues, which are always in larger numbers thanks to the hierarchical nature of capitalism, will eventually amass enough popularity for a socialist to take over power. It's why it's so prominent today in so many underdeveloped countries
 

Maribat

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Mar 2012
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How was the safety in general? I heard criminality was really low in communist countries.
Well, we had some serial killers, but criminal news in general was a taboo in media so I am not sure I know. But on a personal level it was indeed somewhat safer.
 
Jun 2016
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That is not so. I've already been asking you if you lived in the USSR and therefore have a firsthand experience. You have never answered. So I may guess that you did not live in the USSR, the country of socialism. So I say again, you are not right. The level of life there was much much lower. More that that, that level was so perverted and distorted that I even have to explain how much perverted it was if I want myself to be understood. But in short words - the life there was much worse than outside.
Now I answer you. I lived in Soviet Union most of my life. I don't speak about gdp and other numbers. The level of life shows the time you must work for you living. Most of people never had extra hours. After pension age 60 and 55 years nobody had to work. The ressort houses for children were free or almost free. Any man had right on free sanatorium if doctor advices it. The flats were given free. The criminality was ten or hundred times lower than now. Just imagine the money for milkman on the threshhold in GDR!
Any education was free, the health care was free as well. I can't speak about absolute equality but social lifts were more effective than in capitalism. Remember, Yeltsyn and Gorbachov were both peasants. Do you know many peasants as presidents? The only reason why most of people doesn't want socialism back is capitalist propaganda which spread horror lies about evil KGB or Stasi.
 
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