Communism in Cuba Communism Refers to a Case Study

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Communism in Cuba

Communism refers to a revolutionary socialist movement that creates classes, stateless social orders and moneyless on ownership of the means of production. It also involves social, economic and political ideologies that focus on the establishment of social order. Therefore there is replacement of private goods of capital among individuals with the common ownership and the distribution of these when need arises. It is a theoretical system of the economy that has the characteristic of common ownership of property for the common benefits to the members as depicted by All About Philosophy, (2012).

This is a case study of a country that still practices communism. The adverse effects of communism are seen from the case study and possible suggestions on how the situation can be changed so that the whole country can benefit from its resources.

Cuba is an example of a country where communism is still existence. Fidel Castro once indicated that he would rather have an island sunk than giving up communism in Cuba (Campello, 2007). This practice deprived many citizens their lives under the dictatorial regime of Fidel Castro. Anyone who dared to speak against his ruling system and style would be arrested. No matter how hard the Cuban people tried they cold not free themselves from this system. People in Need (2006) indicate that hundreds of people attempt escape from the suffocating atmosphere each year, but most are recaptured through the 24-hour surveillance imposed on them by the regime and an estimated 25% of the population tries to escape from the island die at sea. The existence of this regime to date was attributed to the fact that there is sophisticated propaganda to the people who still tolerate them. Another factor that still encouraged this regime was support from abroad.
After the resignation of Fidel Castro from presidency because of ill health reasons, his younger brother took over from him becoming the new president. Though the Cuban people had a lot of expectations on the change there were no significant changes in the communist system.

There are various adverse effects of communism to the Cuban population in general, these effects are:

Poverty; there is overwhelming poverty within the Cuban nation at large. The salaries that are paid to workers in Cuba are most likely the lowest in the world. A good number, in fact close to half of the population survive on less than a dollar per day. This means that almost half of the Cuban population lives below the poverty line (Pipes R. & Bound I., 2003).

Inadequate transport system; the situation in the Cuban transport system can be termed as pitiful this is because though there are adequate roads on existence, their transport system is quite inadequate especially the public transport. The transport system is….....

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