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Can a country with a large population find better and more efficient solutions to its problems under Communism?

I am from India, the world's largest democracy. I do believe in democracy but somehow, when it comes to finding solutions to problems, a communist government seems to find effective solutions most of the time.

Is communism a better approach towards problems being faced by a country with a large population or is it something which can cost us our individual rights and liberal thinking in the process of enforcing "good" solutions to solve our problems?

This occurred to me when I took a look at China, which is a major force to reckon with in today's world. It has found solutions to a lot of its problems and has been able to solve them because they were able to enforce those solutions, being communist.


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  • Feb 16 2013: Amily:The ideology behind democracy is empowering the citizen and allowing liberal thinking, whereas the ideology behind a communist government is to give priority to national welfare over an individual's welfare. But you have a very valid point on how each ideology has it's own problems. Taking the majority of the population of India into account, out of which most of them are uneducated and underpriveleged, the political class is able to manipulate and use these vulnerable people for their own benefit.
    I am a strong believer in democracy, but I think a solution or rather a series of solutions which can make a difference, making sure they are more beneficial and effective is absolutely crucial. However I am extremely confused about where to start looking for solutions and which problem to solve first.

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