Capitalism and Ccmmunism.

Essay by dominoHigh School, 11th grade October 2003

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Communism, is it really evil? In Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto, he describes

communism as the party that "fights for the interests of the working class", while in a capitalist

society, the "living person is dependent and has no individuality"-----only capitalism is dependent

and has individuality. That just is not the case of today's society. There are many differences

between communist countries and capitalist countries through their economy, educational

systems, and judicial systems.

In a capitalist, democratic nation such as the United States, freedom gives us just about

everything and anything that the Vietnamese do not have under their communist government. The

people of a capitalist nation of today are more independent and possess more individualities than

ever. Economically, Americans are the most progressive people in the world. The U.S.

government is not directing the flow of its economy, but the individual people are. The people

have all the rights in the world to improve their businesses, as long as they are conducting them

under the legal guidelines of the government.

Such freedom in a capitalist society gives the

Americans a much greater advantage over the Vietnamese as far as improving economic

conditions. In Vietnam it really is not up to the individual person whether or not they improve

their living conditions.

The education in a communist country compared to a capitalist country is very different.

Usually, capitalist countries are much more highly educated than communist countries. Only

eighty percent of Vietnam's population is educated. The government does not provide free public

education to its people, and not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to afford it. Many

children, especially those in the rural areas, are pulled out of schools as soon as they know how to

read and write. Further education is not even an option for most...