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Old 03-18-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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They most certainly are the same thing, if some one doesn't understand what any of the words actually mean in the first place.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:59 PM
 
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China is not very communist, really, it is more of a socialist dictatorship.
What's the difference.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:03 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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What's the difference.
Communism is 100% government control of the economy. Socialism is where government and private business are both involved in the economy. China allows some private business, so it is more socialist than communist.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:04 PM
 
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Wikipedia has some reasonable definitions of these things (and other similar ideological off-shoots like mutualism, Georgism, etc...) which are explained in both greater breadth and depth than the usual cliche understandings of these systems, despite the constant "edit wars" that divisive Wiki articles are often subject to.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:11 PM
 
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Communism is 100% government control of the economy. Socialism is where government and private business are both involved in the economy. .
Really, where did you get this info from? The writings of Karl Marx, Lenin, Engels? Hegel?
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:03 AM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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Really, where did you get this info from? The writings of Karl Marx, Lenin, Engels? Hegel?
That is how it has been practiced in real life.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:03 AM
 
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That is how it has been practiced in real life.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:09 AM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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North Korea, Laos, Vietnam, and Cuba are the last remaining communist countries along with China. All of them have had state-planned economies, with extremely little private industry. That is not a coincidence.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:30 AM
 
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Socialism deals with economics.
Yah, it destroys it.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:41 AM
 
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North Korea, Laos, Vietnam, and Cuba are the last remaining communist countries along with China. All of them have had state-planned economies, with extremely little private industry. That is not a coincidence.
??? You still haven't given me a link or a source that explains or backs up your definition of socialism versus communism.
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