I know I've posted a ton on this forum, but I'm very interested in politics and what not, so here it goes.
People always talk about how communism automatically fails(everyone I know does at least) each and every time and that in communist nations, everyone is poor(which is true thus far). Karl Marx on the other hand would point out how the only way for communism to truly succeed is for an advanced nation to become communist, in his day Germany or Britain, to name a few.
If America were to go communist, wouldn't we all be better off? I don't think the emmense resources at our disposial and the American people in general would allow us to become poor(I don't know how we could even under communism) Woulnd't the fall of capitalism in America pressure everyone else to join the band wagon?
In my opinion several things could/would happen. a Cuba with a pro-communist US government to the north, one which lifted its 40 year embargo, would greatly improve the everyday Cuban's lot in life. China would continue to trade with us and possiably we could work out some sort of mutual benificial alliance.
North Korea, for all of the "greatness" that it has "achieved", may as well fall apart or, if America wills it, be allowed to annex south Korea after we withdraw troops from the capitalist nation.
America's belief in democracy would help lead to true democratic Communism, while this would pressure the current autocratic communist regimes to become free also
West Europe would be hurt financially, and possiably people would began to hail capitalism as dead completely, with maybe a few European/world nations holding on to capitalism by a bare thread. the EU might go red, so to speak.
What do you think the world/America would be like if the USA became communist?