Communism does not function as it was designed to, handing the power in the hands of the working class/the citizens of the state. But as history has it, no communist country has been successful in doing so.
Communism is an ideological and a social political movement. Its aim is to set up a communist society. This society would be based on the common ownership of the means of production and would have no social classes, money, or state. No large society has ever achieved this.
Communism is not anti-individualist. However, it does say that decisions should be good for the population as a whole, instead of just being good for one or two people.
Karl Marx said that for society to change into a communist way of living, there would have to be a period of change. During this period, the workers would govern society. (18.1)
Despite the negative traits like imbalanced power and wealth in the society, stubbornly enough these 5 communist countries refuse to change their selfish communist ways.
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