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    Which is worse IYHO: fascism or communism?

    Fascism and communism were both the epitome of totalitarianism and authoritarianism. Which do you think is worse? The authoritarianism of their rule could be one your reasons, but the ideas and policies that aren't necessarily related to totalitarianism can and should be taken into account.

    For the sake of this poll, Nazism is considered part of Fascism.
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    Re: Which is worse IYHO: fascism or communism?

    They're really the same thing. Stalinism/Maoism is the inevitable result of social competition in communism, and it's also called red fascism. Ethnic Russians and Han Chinese got the greatest preference in their systems. In collectivism, people stereotype all the time to come to simple understandings about reliable social networks.

    Even worse, if you consider Eastern European regimes, both ideologies seem to have Balkanized the whole area into a smorgasbord of nationalist strife.

    I guess the really "worse" part is whether you want a community that's proactively, or reactively, militant. Fascists are proactive, communists are reactive.

    Regardless, totalitarianism can go **** itself.

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    Re: Which is worse IYHO: fascism or communism?

    Hmm, tough choice, as it pretty much requires totalitarianism in order to maintain a communist society.
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    Re: Which is worse IYHO: fascism or communism?

    Depends on the meaning of the question. As an example, if you're talking about the Stalinist versus the Hitlerite model of governance, I would argue that Stalinism is so inefficient at resource allocation that it's completely self-destructive. Economic fascism is better in that regard, but that also makes it much more sustainable in the long run. So I'll say fascism.

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    Re: Which is worse IYHO: fascism or communism?

    Both are equally terrible and both are totalitarian governments where a dictator determines the outcome of millions. Both Stalin and Hitler killed millions who simply didn't agree with them or who looked different. Both also seeked to conquer the world in the name of tyranny.

    That being said Communism after Stalin began to see some changes like we see with China today for the better, but ultimately it collapsed in the Soviet Union. So I would say judging by history the short fascist regimes of Germany and Italy were worse but really not by much at all.
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    Re: Which is worse IYHO: fascism or communism?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Fascism and communism were both the epitome of totalitarianism and authoritarianism. Which do you think is worse? The authoritarianism of their rule could be one your reasons, but the ideas and policies that aren't necessarily related to totalitarianism can and should be taken into account.

    For the sake of this poll, Nazism is considered part of Fascism.
    why choose-with high capacity weapons we can shoot both fascists and communists

    both are vermin and its like saying what's worse-pancreatic cancer or ALS

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    Re: Which is worse IYHO: fascism or communism?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its like saying what's worse-pancreatic cancer or ALS
    ALS- pancreatic cancer kills you much faster as a rule.
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    Re: Which is worse IYHO: fascism or communism?

    Both forms of government, like all forms of government, had their fair share of unfortunate side effects and unintended consequences. Both forms of government, like all authoritarian governments, had more than their fair share of corruption and outright abuse of power. But between the two of them, Fascism is the one that can actually work, the one that has a solid grounding in realpolitik and human nature. Thus, between the two of them, Communism is worse.

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    Re: Which is worse IYHO: fascism or communism?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why choose-with high capacity weapons we can shoot both fascists and communists

    both are vermin and its like saying what's worse-pancreatic cancer or ALS
    Serious face on- I don't foresee us shooting communists. We have far too many of them here.
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    Re: Which is worse IYHO: fascism or communism?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Fascism and communism were both the epitome of totalitarianism and authoritarianism. Which do you think is worse? The authoritarianism of their rule could be one your reasons, but the ideas and policies that aren't necessarily related to totalitarianism can and should be taken into account.

    For the sake of this poll, Nazism is considered part of Fascism.
    Which is worse, IYHO: getting shot in the head with a .38 or getting shot in the head with a 9mm?

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