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originally posted by: antar
a reply to: aethertek
You might just be surprised to know that there have always been shadow governments in place for the fall of the publicly known ones.
I am personally insulted at your insensitive post.
originally posted by: antar
Amazing that the socialist regime seems to be winning the hearts and minds of the people, very sad. I urge everyone to watch the video linked above, and if you have seen/heard it before, listen again.
A socialist state or socialist republic (sometimes Workers' State) refers to A socialist state or socialist republic (sometimes Workers' State) refers to any state that is constitutionally dedicated to the establishment of socialism. In Western usage, the term "Communist state" is often used in reference to single-party socialist states governed by parties that adhere to a variation of Marxist-Leninism; however these states officially refer to themselves as "socialist states" that are in the process of building socialism and do not describe themselves as "communist" or as having achieved communism. Aside from "Communist states", there are a number of other states that describe themselves as "socialist" in their constitutions.
A socialist state is to be distinguished from a multi-party liberal democratic state governed by a self-described socialist party, where the state is not constitutionally bound to the construction of socialism. In such cases, the political system and machinery of government is not specifically structured to pursue the development of socialism.
The concept of a socialist state is closely related to "state socialism", the political view that a socialist system can be established through the use of state action or government policies.
Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning "few", and ἄρχω (arkho), meaning "to rule or to command") is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, religious or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next, but inheritance is not a necessary condition for the application of this term.
Throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical, relying on public obedience or oppression to exist. Aristotle pioneered the use of the term as a synonym for rule by the rich, for which another term commonly used today is plutocracy.