What is Communism?

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Communism is the economic system in which not only the means of production are owned by the state but there is also restriction on the ownership of the private property.

Communism is the form of socialism. In socialism means of production are owned by the state and the private ownership of property is also allowed whereas in communism the private ownership of property except the personal goods is banned.

Economic activities in communism are strictly planned and controlled by the state. Individuals are assigned work which they have to do. Social services which include health, education, etc are provided by the state to all according to the need.

The most important feature of this economy is that the individuals lead a life. They are required to work as directed and in exchange it is the states duty to look after their economic and social needs. Individuals are not responsible to take care about their children's education during old age they are getting basic life requirements free from the state.

In this economy system everybody is given job assignment according to his ability which is checked by the state through a scientific process which includes the aptitude tests, the intelligence test and the study of the personal psychology of the worker.

In communism the state machinery works with a revolutionary approach. They always like to achieve their objectives or targets at a fast speed. They follow strict planning and enforce discipline to make social environment conductive to the rapid development and the speedy development growth.

Individuals in a communistic state have no personal liberty. They have to accept and follow the discipline prescribed by the state in every walk of life without any argument. Nobody can criticize the policies of the government; everyone has to accept as a command.

It is said that in a communistic state the workers are treated as mechanics. They have to act and behave according to the practices enforced by the state.

The people in a communistic state are disciplined in a way as to develop a materialistic approach to life problems and they totally ignore the spiritual aspects of life. Religion is taken to be the private affair of individuals. They have very restricted liberty to apply the values of life prescribed by their religion in their national lives.

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