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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: thank you for all of your answers, I realize that communism is not a solution to my country's problems, and Kriztian: I agree that China doing well is more of a reference to it's economic scenario rather than it's political scenario. I have read up on how China has so many restrictions on everything and seems to absolutely oppose liberal thinking. It appears as if they want to program their people to think and act in a certain manner.
    However I realize that there is more to India's problems than a large population.

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