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Ask A Red V: The Five-Year Plan

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cheezy the Wiz, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Just an historical point, but I think you mean "Popular Front", not "United Front". The Spanish government was known as the "Popular Front", while the "United Front" was the alternative policy propounded by the left opposition, which would have excluded the liberals and left-republicans.
     
  2. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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  3. Old Hippy

    Old Hippy Deity

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    what is socialism?
     
  4. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Socialism is the social formation in which the means of production are made into public property and production is organized and rationally planned according to social needs. It comes into being when the working class constructs its own state, a class dictatorship in the form of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, and oversees the conversion in social relations from capitalist (and sometimes feudal-tributary or slave relations, if such things existed in the old social formation) to socialist relations of production. It also constructs the new Ideological State Apparatuses that facilitate and support socialist relations of production.

    Socialism is often spoken of as being "the conversion from capitalism to communism;" this is true but that sort of phrasing is a misnomer because communism is not a separate mode of production, per se. Communism, the total abolition of classes, oppressions, exploitations, disparities of wealth, and the state, is the highest developed form of the socialist social formation. The material relations between people that occur under socialism naturally and eventually lead to communism, and the aforementioned effects.
     
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  5. Old Hippy

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    thank you for your answer, as a Social Democrat it clears up some points for me,
     
  6. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    Anyone know anything about the labor-capital relations in Austria during their industrialization process in the 19th and early 20th centuries?
     

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