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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: Kate: I agree that one must sacrifice their individual human rights for a communist government. And yes I am aware of how China has been treating it's citizens and how it still has press restrictions. I do see how getting rid of corruption is imperative for the smooth functioning of the government. But the government is corrupt at every level possible and there is a vicious cycle of corruption now. In order to remove corrupt practices from our system, the way India thinks and acts must change, which can take a rather long time. Right now there is almost no reason for being a clean honest person other than having a clear conscience and having a good set of morals. People have no reason to stop being corrupt. But to effectively remove corruption from our systems quickly enough, we need something to push us to do it, where we have no choice. But to establish such a mechanism is close to impossible and illogical. It is not the large population that scares me, it is the majority of that population which the political class is able to control by giving them free things, etc. Can you think of any effective mechanism which would help?
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      • Mar 6 2013: I agree, our country has all the means through which we can solve our problems, it's the attitude of the people that bothers me more. Bribing is so common here, that if you don't bribe somebody to get your job done, they'll look at you like your crazy. They don't seem to care about what that small 200 rupee bribe can lead to.
        On the brighter side, my generation is finally realizing what's happening around us. It was only the idea of complete control which communism offered which seemed like the only quick solution to me. But now I realize that there is no quick solution. I was angry at the way people misuse their freedom and I thought snatching away their rights would do better since they clearly can't use their freedom in the right way. But I see now that our system is not at fault, it's the people who are in it that are at fault. And I also think that it's not possible for China to conquer us. We have way too much freedom to allow somebody to take them away.
        Thanks for your contribution! :)

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