Present-Day Communist Nations

Name the countries that are currently governed by a Marxist-Leninist party.
North Korea's constitution was revised in 2009 to remove all references to Communism and Marxism-Leninism
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Single-Party States
China
Cuba
Laos
Vietnam
Multi-Party State
Nepal
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Level 81
Mar 4, 2016
0/5 points for getting 100% correct? You're so strict!
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Level 80
Mar 4, 2016
For this quiz, all points shall be distributed equally among all quiz takers. Or is that socialism? Or Stalinism? Or Leninism? Or Maoism? Or aren't they all the same anyway so that we can simply equivocate?
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Level ∞
Mar 5, 2016
Good idea @mwierenga. I'm also putting any enemies of this quiz in a points gulag where they will be completely stripped of points until such time as they have been rehabilitated.
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Level 52
Mar 22, 2016
@OsmiumSmriti Dude, chill. He wasn't being serious.
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Level 47
Apr 16, 2016
They are all different as all those people had different views, I myself am a Marxist and see the difference in those ideas.
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Level 75
Mar 4, 2016
I think in Lenin's utopia, everyone gets 5/5.
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Level 72
Mar 18, 2016
Only if he says so.
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Level 72
Dec 28, 2017
No, all of the total points are distributed equally among everyone who took the quiz.
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Level 62
May 1, 2019
In Lenin’s utopia we all get 5/5 in theory, in practice who knows
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Level 83
Dec 8, 2019
You're thinking of Mr. Rogers' neighborhood, not Lenin's.
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Level 65
Mar 5, 2016
Lol. You should be able to earn your five points now.
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Level 74
Oct 28, 2018
If we all get the questions right, the quiz itself will wither away.
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Level 75
Mar 5, 2016
Great quiz! Small but surprisingly challenging.
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Level 65
Mar 5, 2016
Yeah Nepal was added by QM only when he enabled it for points. Since the time frame Wikipedia had been edited. (Although surely I didn't make the quiz in 09!)
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Level 44
Mar 18, 2016
What about North Korea?
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Level 45
Mar 18, 2016
North Korea was communist, but the Marxist/Leninist ideology was replaced in their constitution in the early 1970s. Today they follow Juche, which is a policy system that places extreme emphasis on military strength and the cult of personality that surrounds the Supreme Leader and the whole Kim family.
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Level 70
Mar 18, 2016
Isn't that a 'Dictatorship'
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Level 82
Mar 18, 2016
It's a fascist state rather than your run of the mill dictatorship
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Level 70
Jun 18, 2016
As Judge Judy says ...... "If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck............ it's a duck!
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Level 49
Jul 8, 2020
That rather proves the opposite. Did Ceausescu look the same as a Romanian peasant? Inequality in practice is a near-universal feature of Marxist-Leninist systems, although some leaders do a better job of not flaunting it than others.
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Level 65
Mar 18, 2016
What about Albania ?
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Level 79
Apr 4, 2020
Not since 1990.
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Level 21
Mar 18, 2016
North Korea?
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Level 70
Mar 18, 2016
Theoretically, China is a multi-party state: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_the_People's_Republic_of_China
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Level 59
Mar 18, 2016
Every communist country, especially the single-party states, wants to seem democratic. That's why they create more parties, but those always work together with the communist party. So there is no political opposition to them anyway.
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Level ∞
Mar 18, 2016
According to the article, other parties must "must accept the leading role of the CPC as a condition of being allowed to exist". So I would say that de-facto it is a one-party state.
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Level 62
Mar 18, 2016
only missed Nepal
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Level 18
Mar 18, 2016
ha nepal-21%
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Level 68
Mar 18, 2016
Got Nepal and missed Cuba! Duh!!
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Level 67
Mar 18, 2016
Then you also have Belarus, the last dictatorship in Europe and also Turkmenistan who have those Turkmenbashi leaders who build golden statues of themselves. #selfesteemgoals
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Level 64
Sep 25, 2019
not every dictatorship is communist...lukashenko does have a boner for the ussr though
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Level 51
Mar 18, 2016
what about venezuela?
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Level 81
Jul 3, 2017
I believe the technical term for Venezuela is "train wreck". Just saw today that their currency has been devalued by 99.7% since 2013.
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Level 61
Feb 26, 2018
well, that's what 'communism' is in practice, isn't it
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Level 58
Mar 18, 2016
What about the supposedly communist North Korea? 'People's Democratic Republic of Korea'. Run by dictatorship but still technically communist
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Level 67
Sep 24, 2016
None of these countries are technically communist, nor were any countries ever. North Korea for example has some fascist ideals, and there is no way everyone is equal in that country, (very very few people have wealth, while everyone else is left poor). Therefore I think it is correct to exclude North Korea.
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Level 74
Oct 28, 2018
By the purest principles of Marxism, 'communist state' is an oxymoron. Once communism has been attained the state withers away. I guess we'll just have to rub along as we are until then.
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Level 49
Jul 8, 2020
Well inequality between the rulers and the ordinary people is a fundamental of communism in practice... it's a fundamental of lots of other repressive systems as well, of course.
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Level 50
Mar 23, 2016
No truely Capitalist state has ever existed either - in reality all economies are mixtures between free market forces and state intervention. So I don't think it is fair to say communism can't work/ hsan't worked or is incompatible with human nature. Marx and other left wing thinkers have had a huge influence on economics and politics as have Adam Smith and other free market advocates
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Level 82
Sep 30, 2020
Capitalism and a free market economy are not exactly the same things. Capitalism and regulation are not mutually exclusive. But you could say that pretty much all countries today are a mixture of capitalist and socialist. I don't really know much about North Korea's economy but they might be the only country in the world with close to a 100% planned economy?
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Level 30
Mar 23, 2016
North Korea should be on here
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Level 65
Mar 23, 2016
Read explanations
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Level 35
Apr 1, 2016
What about Brazil ? If PT is not considered as a marxist party, I don't know what it is
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Level 55
Apr 24, 2018
You should learn more about communism... Just because a country has social programs like bolsa família doesn't mean it's communist like the countries listed above...
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Level 37
Jun 5, 2019
you definitely don't know what it is...
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Level 20
Apr 4, 2016
What about north korea?
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Level 62
Oct 28, 2018
READ THE HECKING CAVEATS

READ THE HECKING OTHER COMMENTS

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Level 76
Sep 22, 2016
All such havens of prosperity with commendable human rights records.
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Level 64
Sep 25, 2019
Nepal is pretty good for the region tbh
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Level 28
Nov 17, 2016
May I ask, why was Nepal included? There are other countries that have a communist party and are a "multi-party state". So what makes Nepal so special.
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Level 63
Dec 25, 2016
Maybe because the Nepalese communist party controls most of the parliament.
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Level 67
May 21, 2017
Before 1996 Nepal was a monarchy where the king and queen held all of the power. However, the average Nepali saw no improvement in quality of life and average citizen was poor. From 1996-2006 Maoist rebels started a civil war in hopes of helping their communities. Eventually in 2006 the monarchy stepped down and the Communist party was democratically elected and has won the popular vote to this day, even though there are otherpolitical parties in Nepal.
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Level 64
Sep 25, 2019
Currently, the communist party of Nepal is the governing party
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Level 76
Jan 30, 2017
Maybe all of these Commies I see on quiz websites should move to these countries.
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Level 64
Sep 25, 2019
Cuba is the only socialist country
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Level 62
Apr 8, 2017
What about Angola?
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Level 20
Jan 14, 2018
Belarus, North Korea not taken.... I'm not doing more of this lol
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Level 71
Jul 31, 2019
North Korea isn't communist? Because they say so? So I guess East Germany was Democratic because they put it in their name.
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Level 64
Sep 25, 2019
Cuba is the only remaining communist country, the rest are capitalist with a "communist" party.
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Level 47
May 4, 2021
by that logic, no selfcalled communist countries are communist, because marx didnt envisiona totalitarian dictatorship of 1 bourgeois dictator huh
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Level 47
Mar 11, 2020
I can't believe this quiz is calling the government of China communist, let alone "Single-Party" This site must be full of conservatives that believe everything that's "progressive" must be communist. The DPP is not communist guys, they're center-left.
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Level 73
Mar 17, 2020
I shudder to think how far left you must be if Maoism is "center left" lol
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Level 54
Mar 17, 2020
Center-left nations, famously known for restricting the state media and travel to and from the country. Oh wait, that's communist nations...
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Level 49
Jul 8, 2020
And interning dissidents in re-education camps. That's totally what those Swedes and Danes are all about
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Level 52
Jan 18, 2021
I hear the Scandinavians are also big on putting religious minorities in concentration camps... how progressive.
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Level 73
Mar 17, 2020
I always find it interesting that these quizzes completely ignore the marxist countries of Africa. Almost all of them fell to the reds after the Europeans left. A couple of them were made into nice places by Europeans before completely crumbling under Marxist rule (Rhodesia, South Africa, Angola, Mozambique)
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Level 49
Jul 8, 2020
South Africa, Marxist? Errrm... kleptocracy, perhaps, but not all kleptocracies are Marxist.
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Level 33
Jun 18, 2020
Did you know that China is fascist communist and democratic?

China is officially a Republic, which implies democracy.

But it's a single-party state, which implies fascism.

But it's a communist party.

China is the rainbow of ideologies.

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Level 49
Jul 8, 2020
Well... the one-party state is far more a communist than a fascist practice. The USSR existed before any of the fascist regimes came into being, and there have been many more communist one-party states than fascist ones. And I'm not sure how democratic the original republic, the Roman one, was. Not much though, I don't think.
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Level 51
Feb 15, 2021
However, it can also be argued that China's policy of expansionism (Taiwan, South China Sea, Tibet, Kashmir, etc.) can be related to the Anschluss and other expansions of Nazi Germany.
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Level 45
Nov 9, 2020
As a devout communist, I am appauled to see that people think there are multi-party communist regimes. Communism only works with one party in charge. ONLY ONE SUPREME LEADER CAN RULE!!!!!!!!!
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Level 44
Jan 22, 2021
It doesn't really matter because communism always fails
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Level 51
Feb 11, 2021
Shouldn't Guyana be on the list too?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Progressive_Party_(Guyana)

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Level 59
Apr 14, 2021
Communism does not scale up very well. It works best in single income households.