Monday, December 3, 2007

Compare and Contrast: Democracy and Communism

Democracy and Communism are both types of governments found in the world today. Both of these types of governments have been around for a while and can be found today. Both of these types of governments have had success, and both have in some instances failed.

So if these two types of governments have so much in common, what makes them different?

In communism, you have a government that promotes CLASSLESSNESS. this means everyone is even. Everyone shares in the ownership of the means of production. everyone is equal! This might sound good, but in many cases it is a very bad thing. No one has a reason to work harder to achieve more because even if they do more they are not going to get ahead of anyone else who is doing the minimum. There is no room for elevating your status.

Democracy on the other hand is a government that is "CONTROLLED BY THE PEOPLE" rather than communism's government that "CONTROLS THE PEOPLE." There is much room for improvement in the lives of citizens in democratic governments. There is no classlessness so everyone is urged to achieve their highest standard of living. Someone who puts in an extra effort can get ahead.

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