Communism Alex Harvey Definition Definition: A doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. A totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production. Principles According to communist literature socialism has been established in the former Soviet Union and other communist countries. Demonstrates that the system of any of these countries according to Marxist-Leninist ideology can be classed as state monopolistic feudalism. Communism is pretty much a dictatorship and everyone does what they are told by their leader. Paul Sweezy. “The Principles of Communism”. 1914, Eduard Bernstein in the German Social Democratic Party’s Vorwärts!; Marxists. Andy Blunden. 2005. April 25, 2013. http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/18 47/11/prin-com.htm. How the Communist party came to power Lenin declared the new communist government on 8 November 1917. The parliament planned by the Constituent Assembly went ahead as planned, but, when the Bolsheviks only won 175 seats and the Social revolutionaries won 370, Lenin closed it down and set up instead what he called the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’. Lenin and his ‘Politburo’ (cabinet) ruled by decree: ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ was in effect dictatorship by the Bolshevik party. John Dclare. “How did Lenin impose Communist control on Russia?”. Russia 1917-41. 8 sections. April 29, 2013.http://www.johndclare.net/Basics_Russia.htm. Penalties In Communism When someone speaks badly about their leader in a communistic country they are exiled to death and can not say what they want about the government. Communist areas are very strict on the people and the government has total control over what everyone says and does. No one dares to speak ill of the government unless they want to be charged with treason and probably be sentenced to death Communism Today There are still many countries that are under communist rule, and these countries still have strict laws on what people can or can not say. They also still have the mentality of spreading communism to rule with an iron fist. Communists parties believe that they are the superior political party so everyone should join them Examples of countries with communism: North Korea, Russia, China, Cuba, and Vietnam are some of the few countries that are under communistic rule. Work Cited: Dclare, John. “How did Lenin impose Communist control on Russia?”. Russia 1917-41. 8 sections. April 29, 2013. http://www.johndclare.net/Basics_Russia.htm Sweezy, Paul. “The Principles of Communism”. 1914, Eduard Bernstein in the German Social Democratic Party’s Vorwärts!; Marxists. Andy Blunden. 2005. April 25, 2013. http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/11/prin-com.htm.