These Are The Last Five Communist Countries

since Russia became a communist state in 1917 dozens of other countries have converted their governments to approximate communism at one point during the Cold War the world was ideologically split between capitalist and communist political philosophies but today only about five of these left-leaning countries remain so what are the world's modern communist states well an extremely important distinction to make is that communist states are not actually communist and never have been at least not yet every so-called communist state is actually a socialist state under the belief that socialism is a necessary precursor and serves a foundation like purpose in the establishment of true communism the difference is relatively complex but the basic idea is that socialism diverges from capitalism by giving workers the products of their labor rather than a single business owner in other words distribution according to deeds but communism is one step further once socialism is fully enacted where goods are distributed according to need removing the basic capitalist incentive altogether Goods distributed according to greed no country has successfully bridged that gap the USSR for example stood for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics not communist today the five remaining communist or communist like States are China Cuba Laos Vietnam and North Korea nearly all former and current communist states are based on single party rule which is predicated on Marxism Leninism or a close derivation for example in China it's referred to as maoism and in North Korea it's called juichi but the basic economic and political premise is similar to that of Marxism Leninism and developed alongside other communist ideologies interestingly in 2009 North Korea quietly but deliberately removed any mention of Marxism Leninism and communism from its constitution but communism is marked by more than just a basic political ideology censorship and cracking down on dissent are also major hallmarks of these remaining countries four of the five China Vietnam Cuba and North Korea are ranked among the worst in the world for press censorship by the Committee to Protect Journalists these countries restrict negative publications about the country or its government and also monitor their citizens in usage economically communism has also been a mixed bag Vietnam and China have been among the fastest-growing countries in the world over the past few decades however they've only done so after accepting capitalism into their economies Viet Nam's first ten years as a communist state were isolationist and stagnant and it was only after entering the competitive global market and enacting economic reforms that the country was able to achieve its high growth rate meanwhile North Korea Cuba and Laos have stuck to their isolationist economies although until recently Cuba has done so involuntarily as a result of the US embargo still all three have seen faltering economies with North Korea particularly desperate for international aid with an estimated GDP of only about 40 billion dollars which is less than almost every single US state although the communist ideology has managed to survive the collapse of its initiator the USSR it's only done so in isolation the global community has clearly rejected communist states and those which have been willing to compromise have seen the greatest success despite the prosperity of countries like China it appears to be more of an exception to the rule than proof of communism as an effective ideology if you've been a subscriber of seeker daily for a while you might have seen some of our recent VR videos this week seeker is excited to announce a brand new channel seeker VR to celebrate our launch we sent a camera from birth to the edge of space and you can watch it right here right now the air pressure is about 90 percent lower than it is back on the ground close to the atmospheric pressure in space under these conditions your body would not be able to survive without a spacesuit make sure you subscribe to secret VR we promise you'll love what's coming

  1. However, china is socialist, vietnam is socialist, laos too and now even cuba, the only communist states are probably north korea and Transnistria

  2. China: I’m actually capitalist as f***…
    North Korea: we are a semi monarchy… sort of…
    Cuba: 😖 not sure I wanna reform and become China-like…
    Vietnam: Mi amigos cubanos, we have already done that…
    Laos: 👽 I don’t exist… forget about me… you never saw me

  3. LOL they're not even socialist anymore..

    Edit: China isn't Maoist anymore they're just revisionist traitors! And BTW Cuba is still great

  4. FUN FACT!:Most of the 4 communist countries (China,Vietnam,Laos,North Korea) Borders Are Connected The Only One Thats Not Is Cuba

  5. Just by using the phrase "approximate" he shows how much their knowledge of socialism is only surface level.

  6. Chinese are going worser in communism

    I've been to china for some purpose and i heard there they were building concentration camps for chinese muslims
    And when i came back
    I saw the report in the news too

  7. You mean these are the last countries claiming to be communists

    What these guys are calling "communism" is almost entirely removed from what real Communism was meant to be

  8. Transnistria (an unrecognized state from Moldova) is not a communist state but it have hammer and sickle flag

  9. communism isn't bad, the Idea is wonderful, if you don't know what it means, it means; everyone should be nice to each other and share everything.

  10. Attempting to implement communism until we're in a star trek-like state with replicators and unlimited resources for anyone will always end up in corruption and failure, that's how human nature works.

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