Debate: Rank Communist Regimes in Order of Grimness

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Stimulated by an earlier discussion, I thought it would be an idea to try and work out a 'ranking of awfullness' here. Of course, all Communist regimes are evil, but it would be playing into the hands of our enemies by pretending that they are identical and that there are no nuances of oppression and wickedness.

This applies to Communist regimes that still exist and those that are defunct. To keep debate within reasonable bounds, please restrict yourself to regimes of the 20th/21st centuries.

The ranking

Where number 1 is the worst/most totalitarian/most oppressive

1. North Korea 2. Soviet Union 3. China 4. Romania 5. East Germany 6. Bulgaria 7. Poland 8. Cuba 9. Hungary 10.Venezuela

The debate!

China is problematic, combining a brutally oppressive political system with an amount of economic freedom which has allowed a certain percentage to prosper.


I think the Khmer Rouge would top any list. Corry 14:51, 11 December 2008 (EST)

Yes, me too! Considering the size of the population effected, they committed the worst genocide in history.--Frey 18:14, 1 February 2009 (EST)