Czech Republic and Vietnam Communism: Past Versus Modern

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Czech Republic and Vietnam Communism: Past Versus Modern
Keith Leung 7-1
January 10th 2014

Communism is a political thinking ideology. Communism has been used by various nations not only in the past, but also now. Changing to another government system is a tough choice. Countries have to be able to observe the stability and the economic growth rate of the system. Both Vietnam and Czechoslovakia (Now Known as the Czech Republic) “are” and “were” communists. After the velvet revolution in 1989, the communist party in Czech Republic has been thrown out and lost its power of influence ever since. Conversely, Vietnam has still remained a communist country since 1945.
The communist party has been developed after World War 2 in both Vietnam and Czech Republic. World War 2 has a great impact on both countries. In the late 18th century, the Vietnamese had become a French colony due to the invasion. The French had constructed a lot of infrastructures in Vietnam such as the Saigon to Hanoi railway. The French had heavy tax for everything in the country. Eventually, the Vietnamese wanted freedom and independence. So in 1925, Ho Chi Minh established the Revolutionary youth league from China. 5 years later in 1930, this evolved to be the VCP (Vietnamese Communist Party). Similarly, After World War 2, the sovereignty of Czech Republic generally went to the Communist Party. At the same time, some two million Germans were expelled from their own country and the Nazis confiscated all their property. The communist party of Czech republic gained all power in February 25th, 1948. In between the era of 1960-1980, the country had reverted back to its standardization. Most countries that have previously implemented the communist system have changed to the opposite, Capitalism. Vietnam has still remained communist since 1945, and the Czechoslovakia communist party has been thrown…...

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