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Difference Between Communism and Dictatorship

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Communism and dictatorship are very different in all aspects, political as well as economic ideologies.

In communism, the society or the community is on top of everything. But in dictatorship, society or community is only secondary and it is the dictator who governs everything.

Communism regards the society or community as powerful. But in dictatorship, it is the dictator who is the most powerful. Dictatorship is a system in which a single person rules the nation. On the other hand, in communism the power is not vested in a single individual.

In communism, the profit is shared equally in the community. Whereas in dictatorship, the profit is accumulated in only one person. When the society dictates the overall economy in communism, it is the dictator who has the last say in the economics of a nation in dictatorship.

When communism believes in common ownership, dictatorship believes in individual ownership. It is the community that handles the resources or the means of production in Communism. But in dictatorship, the dictator handles the means of production or resources. Communism stands for a free society where every one is equal.

Communism does not believe in private property and the wealth is owned by every person. In dictatorship, it is just the opposite. In communism, every one is equal. But in dictatorship, there are no equals.

Communism does not authorise any person to take any decisions according to their aspirations. On the other hand, a dictator has a free hand in taking any decision.

When communism stands for a stateless or class less society, dictatorship only has its footing only if there is a state.

While communism is strongly based on socialism, dictatorship is based on power.

Summary
1. In communism, the society or the community is on top of everything. But in dictatorship, it is the dictator who governs everything. Society or community is only secondary for dictatorship.
2. Communism regards the society or community as powerful. But in dictatorship, it is the dictator who is the most powerful.
3. In communism, the profit is shared equally in the community. Whereas in dictatorship, the profit is accumulated in only one person.
4. Dictatorship is a system in which a single person rules the nation. On the other hand, in communism the power is not vested in a single individual.
5. When communism believes in common ownership, dictatorship believes in individual ownership.
6. In communism, every one is equal. But in dictatorship, there are no equals.


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5 Comments

  1. Are you really so naive that you think that communism is not a dictatorship. I lived under Communism and it is a complete dictatorship of the communist boss and his thugs. You must be joking when you say “In communism, every one is equal. But in dictatorship, there are no equals.”
    Russia was a Communist dictatorship, as is Cuba and north Korea. Look at how long the same people rule and then pass the power along to family members just like any other dictator. Their friends and supporters are all rich.

    • That’s because true communism has never been implemented. “Russian style” communism, “Chinese style” communism”, “Cuban style” communism”, etc. were really just dictatorships with communist trappings. You can thank Joseph Stalin for that.

  2. Maybe then the countries we have always called communist should be retaged to dictatorships since they clearly are or were dictatorships? It is just the product of failure to upkeep the ideology tbh.

  3. Thank for info.

    Sincerely,
    PenisMan

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