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Did fall of communism in Soviet Union and Eastern Europe now start benefiting the people there? Your views?

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Asked by Good Citizen, 17 Jan '13 01:32 pm
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In most of these countries, people were suppressed and lived a tough life. Although they called themselves 'people's democratic republics', they were ruled by dictators most of whom owed their allegiance to the Soviet Union. Anybody who dared to go his own way, was overthrown and replaced by some another puppet.
I meet persons from Romania who talk about the dictator Nicolai Ceaucescu. Similarly, people from Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary and other East European countries who are now enjoying real democracy.
Yes, after the fall of the communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, people in these countries have benefited a lot. They are able to move to countries of western Europe which are more affluent and get jobs there. Many of them say there are relieved.
Answered by Francisco, 17 Jan '13 01:45 pm

 
  
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The basic concept of communism is with good intentions. but utopia is not possible in the real world.
So its fall would be beneficial. But there are conditions attached
One of the basic drawback of the Soviet version of communism was that it is unable to realize the true human nature. We are very materialist creatures and need money as motivation for doing anything
When Russia (and E Europe) came out of communism they had utter chaos there. Their managers, who had grown up in communist environment had no concept that profit making is essential for any economy to be viable. Powerful groups took over.
Now, gradually, Putin seems to be succeeding in bringing about some sense in the economy. But, still, a lot needs to be done
Answered by Vikram, 17 Jan '13 01:58 pm

 
  
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Communism in its ideology was erroneous which was proved in the erstwhile USSR....Communist allies who at the outset of the system lauded it slowly began to realise its dark side .... and the simmering discontent exploded when economic crisis marred their social life to the brink.....moreover the nuclear arms race also took its toll ... the impact of which was unbearable for the common man to continue in that system of pseudo dictatorship in the form of communism....at last Mikhail Gorbachev's GLASSNOST & PTRESTROIKA showed them some ray of hope and the communist empire came to dust.....now they are slowly but surely thriving and raising their heads out of the dust.....
Answered by Pradipta pati, 17 Jan '13 02:02 pm

 
  
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I do n't think so, but they must hv started getting free air in life. It would take more time to get financially strong inspite the region is rich with mineral and oil, no population problem and literacy level is good.
On otherhand, it created quite good no. rouge states harbouring mafia and islamic terrorist.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 17 Jan '13 01:39 pm

 
  
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