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A true Communism State has never existed, all that has existed are states that claim to be communist in one manner or another, supposedly working towards eventually being a true communist state. Since China says they are a communist state, we take them at their word. Also, it’s what they call themselves. It’s been said that the Holy Roman Empire wasn’t ...


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It's historical usage giving a present-day meaning. During the Cold War, countries taken over by or siding with the Soviet Bloc were "Communist". It's the same as how non-free dictatorships friendly to the US were part of the "Free World". China was on the USSR's side, so was "Communist". But more than that, China's post-WWII ...


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Basically, as user 'eps' nicely found, a decent description of China's government (as given by the CIA) is "Government type: communist party-led state". Note that "communist" here is an attribute of the party. For reasons that were e.g. discussed in this history SE Q&A, having to do with socialism (theoretically) being a milestone ...


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Why should we not? They call themselves that. And, Communism, whatever its theoretical intents, has to date resulted in governments that behave exactly that way. At some point, something becomes defined by how it actually works, rather than how it says it works. So, for better or worse, 100 years of Communist governments since the October Revolution has ...


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As I explained in a previous post, pre-1980s China was socialist/lower-stage communist. Karl Marx believed that one method for true communism is socialism or the lower stage of communism to achieve the final stage of communism. In his work Critique of the Gotha Program, Karl Marx mentions the dictatorship of the proletariat, a form of the state where members ...


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Who's the "we" that refers to China as Communist? As far as I can tell, there are basically two sorts of people that continued to refer to it as Communist after the reforms of Deng Xiaoping:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deng_Xiaoping These are The ignorant. This includes certain US right-wing sorts who haven't abandoned the use of it as a ...


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Rihanna's tweet has been reported by the BBC and is said by them to have angered Modi's government. She's tweeting in support of farmers protests against new pro-corporate farming laws. These protests have swept all over India. There have been violent clashes and some protestors have occupied the red fort and they have camped just outside Delhi's borders. ...


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