Oh no. In the real world, communism is not necessarily corrupt. Like all forms of statism, it is incompetent and evil but that's not the same thing. Not exactly anyway. However what I said is true in the game. Ask Matilda. In one of the early SGOTMs the objective was a 100K victory and you were only allowed to use communism or despotism. Of course, this means a lot of cities. Her team decided to switch when they learned the tech and she got to pull the trigger. Every city. Completely corrupt. All of them. I could probably find the thread but I'm too lazy. The game was called Celtic Commies or something like that and I think she was playing on the X-Team. This is a bit of an unusual case. The real problem with Commie in the game is that it comes too late. By the time I get there, I have one hundred to two hundred cities and the vast majority are configured as science farms. Even in a space game, it makes no sense to try and re-orient everything. Much more efficient to just stick with Republic.