Russia became a communist state in the year 1917, and dozens of countries followed. In fact, at one point during the Cold War, the world was split roughly 50/50 in ideology: half of it was capitalist, and half was communist. By 2016, only five countries remained under communist rule: China, Cuba, Laos, Vietnam and North Korea. But remember that these "communist states" are not truly communist. Many experts argue that communism is nearly impossible to achieve, and the video below explains why.
These Are The Last 5 Communist Countries
Really they are socialist states, but that is identified as a necessary precursor to communism.
What Is Communism?
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Written by Curiosity Staff September 30, 2016
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