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Whether people should subscribe to either concept
Communism/Socialism are alternately described in economic or governmental terms. The natures of Communism/Socialism center upon convincing the largest demographic of a given nation or society--usually the lower class, liberal intellectuals and designated 'minorities'-- to cede much of their individual civil rights, their religious freedoms, cultural processes, fundamental liberties and their economic system to a perceived form of beneficent government. It has never been established that ANY government is beneficent. The characteristics of government are the growth of scope, power/authority and cost of it's implementation. Once the bulk of a citizenry is convinced to install a Communist/Socialist government, the aforementioned characteristics will be given free rein to expand uninhibited.