100 Years After Bolshevik Revolution, One-Fifth of the World Still Lives Under Communism

By NTK Staff | 11.07.2017 @8:01am
100 Years After Bolshevik Revolution, One-Fifth of the World Still Lives Under Communism

The world will mark the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution on Tuesday, November 7, but for many in the world, the bloody nature of communism is more of a reality than a legacy. Even after the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the fall of communist governments in the former U.S.S.R. and its satellite […]

The world will mark the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution on Tuesday, November 7, but for many in the world, the bloody nature of communism is more of a reality than a legacy.

Even after the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the fall of communist governments in the former U.S.S.R. and its satellite states, five countries still suffer under the jackboot of communist oppression. Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and China, the world’s most populous country, all maintain some sort of communist regime.

Added up, those countries’ borders contain about 1.5 billion people, or 20 percent of the world’s 7.6 billion population.

China has recently experienced an economic boom after opening its markets up, somewhat, but the Chinese Communist Party still holds its ironclad grip on the country. Recently, the party placed President Xi Jingping on the same level as Mao Zedong, who established the communist state.

North Korea has cut itself off from the world, as the Kim regime preserves the international community’s most brutal government. Cuba has stayed under the control of the Castro family, with Raul Castro ruling following the death of his brother, Fidel Castro.

And as America has transitioned from President Obama to President Trump, the leading country of the free world has taken a harder line on communism as provocations from the dictatorships increase.

When sonic attacks hit American diplomats in Cuba, Trump, with no equivocation, named the communist government as the culprit. Meanwhile, the president has threatened “fire and fury” in response to North Korean nuclear aggression, and he has emphasized trade parity with Beijing as a major priority of his administration.

However, despite the clear evidence of the dangers of communism and Trump’s efforts to combat it, the virus continues to seep back into countries around the world.

Russia, under the control of a former KGB agent, has been pressuring former communist bloc countries to preserve the symbols of Soviet occupation. And in the United States itself, the Democratic Party’s most popular politician, Bernie Sanders, once praised Fidel Castro for his revolution in Cuba and honeymooned in the Soviet Union.

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