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originally posted by: ManFromEurope
a reply to: joemoe
Somehow, the us-american republican definition of "socialism" would be kind of interesting for me to read about.
It bears no resemblance to socialism of the Western-European style.
The Great Purge or the Great Terror (Russian: Большой террор) was a campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union which occurred from 1936 to 1938. It involved a large-scale purge of the Communist Party and government officials, repression of wealthy landlords and the Red Army leadership, widespread police surveillance, suspicion of saboteurs, counter-revolutionaries, imprisonment, and arbitrary executions. In Russian historiography, the period of the most intense purge, 1937–1938, is called Yezhovshchina (literally, "Yezhov phenomenon",[note 1] commonly translated as "times of Yezhov" or "doings of Yezhov"), after Nikolai Yezhov, the head of the Soviet secret police, the NKVD, who was executed a year after the purge. Modern historical studies estimate the total number of deaths due to Stalinist repression in 1937–38 to be between 681,692 and 1,200,000.
The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомо́р; derived from морити голодом, "to kill by starvation") was a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. It is also known as the Terror-Famine and Famine-Genocide in Ukraine, and sometimes referred to as the Great Famine or The Ukrainian Genocide of 1932–33. It was part of the wider Soviet famine of 1932–33, which affected the major grain-producing areas of the country. During the Holodomor, millions of inhabitants of Ukraine, the majority of whom were ethnic Ukrainians, died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine. Since 2006, the Holodomor has been recognized by Ukraine and 15 other countries as a genocide of the Ukrainian people carried out by the Soviet government.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: Lumenari
A Hegelian society is not a bad thing tho... its a good thing since its main point is to learn from history and embrace cultural changes over time.
originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
a reply to: seagull
I'm literally just trying to understand their line of thinking.
Are they really just so misinformed they don't understand how the economy works?
Are they already a bottom-feeder, burdened with extreme laziness and the only way to progress in life is to lower everyone to their level?
Do they just hear free-stuff and automatically throw their hat in without doing some critical thinking on where that money to pay for the free stuff is coming from?