The Failure of Communism in Eastern Europe
Communism in the Eastern Europe was a tragedy. It did do well in the Eastern Europe for quite a while; however, it doomed to failure. Communism was condemned due to lack of support from other nations, condemned due to the lack of efficient solution to the economical failure, and condemned due to the reformation of Gorbachev. Communism in Eastern Europe was only a theory that did not work in reality.
Originally, Karl Marx invented the theory of Communism. According to the Columbia Encyclopedia, Communism is applied to the movement that aims to overthrow the capitalist order by revolutionary means and to establish a classless society in which all goods will be socially owned. Marx's idea of communism was to create a state that was ruled by workers. Marx thought that under the Tsar, the government would eventually spoil the workers, and revolution would take place soon or later. This would lead to the birth of Communism. Ideally, the society provided equal sharing of work, according to ability, and all benefits, according to need. Coercive government would be unnecessary and therefore the society was ruled without ruler. The private property was abolished. However, Lenin and Stalin modified the theory of Communism, which altered the actually meaning of the theory. This modification led to the collapse of Communism. The reformation of Gorbachev was an excellent example to prove this.
Under the rule of Lenin, he claimed that there could be only one party, which was the Communist party, ran the government. Opposition parties were abolished. This was different from Marx's originally intention to have a state rule without ruler. Dictatorship might be established. The Communist parties had the total power. People were not allowed to criticize the government publicly, and freedom of speech was being striped. Censorship and propaganda was flourished among the society. There was no allo…