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Communism In Life: A Short Manifesto
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.

*Please note that some of these terms may be subject to change and consideration, as the original guiding document is over 150 years old!

Communism On The Internet: Our DeviantART Policies
This part of the document is to be updated later on. Please check back very soon.

Important And Helpful Links
www.anu.edu.au/polsci/marx/cla… - The entire Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx. This is our guiding force. Please read this document!
www.cpusa.org/ - This is the CPUSA or the Communist Party of the United States of America. It has many important links and resources.
www.marxists.org/archive/marx/… - This is Fredrick Engel's contributions to the basis and ideas behind Communism in an easy to read format.
www.cjb.nu/ - The Dutch Youth Communist Movement. This has many pieces of information for Dutch youth and people in general, however it is only in Dutch at this time.
www.marxists.org/admin/volunte… - Join the MIA at Marxists.org
www.komunist.org/ - Slovenian Communist Support

Resource Documents for Communism
The following were provided generously by abbyb -- she is a true supporter of our cause
www.newspeakdictionary.com/boo… - Soviet Constitution of 1918
www.newspeakdictionary.com/boo… - Soviet Constitution of 1936
www.newspeakdictionary.com/boo… - Soviet Constitution of 1977
www.newspeakdictionary.com/boo… - Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince (outlines some basic ideas)
This link we added is from revolt10-17 -- we thank him for his great find!
www.vad1.com/anthems/ - All of the Soviet National Anthems compiled in a timeline format.

If you have other great Communism links, do not hesitate to send them to the CPDA!
Greetings Comrades!

This is a very short article that will contain all true political philosophies we have to offer, as well as many links to Communist-based information. We also plan to update this with many important DeviantART philosophies as well!

Please stick by us as we continue to organize, compile, and publish our viewpoints.

We are a non-profit organization who is trying to spread the word on the joys of Communism and it's many, many advantages. Why wait? Join your fellow citizens and become an official CPDA member!

NOTE: This information is designed as a resource to historical documents, and does not directly suggest our group's idealism as we support any person who wants to join, Communist, Anarchist, Capitalist, or otherwise.
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fictionalautumn Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
A fundamental issue with Communism is that it assumes its leaders are morally just and have the best interests of the people at heart, when in reality, those who are in power, wish to gain more, as well as maintain their current power. In essence, Communism sounds great on paper, but it has yet to prove itself in practice.
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FritzSS Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
I hate Capitalism, but Communism is even worse. 
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franzmoritzrieger Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014   Artist
you can reduce the critic of captialism by nazis to the idiotic sentence: I have the right to be opressed by a german.
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TwentySixXXVI26 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
To those of you stating that Communism/Socialism is bad in real Communism the "state" is really the collective name of the citizens of that state, so in Communism the state is directed by the community. This, however, has never been practiced as they have always used a one party system using the name communist/socialist party of [country] to establish a totalitarian/fascist government (Which is why Communism and Socialism get such a bad reputation).

So before saying Communism or Socialism are so bad because of the USSR, Nazi Germany, etc. please realize that the governments you are looking at were not strictly communist. They were Totalitarian or Fascist using a Communist or Socialist economic plan to keep the people poor and themselves rich.

Not all Communism is bad, only Communist Dictatorships are.
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DeviantART789789 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
The only issue with this is what I call the "Stalin Problem." Basically, it states that a system such as this will put immense power within several people's hand. And unfortunately, when someone has a lot of power, they want more, and will get it by any means necessary, much like Josef Stalin of the USSR.
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mas2500 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is completely wrong has Stalin was given a bad wrap by the FBI. Hoover payed journalists to lie in their counter propaganda wing.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Here's a challenge: Achieve all of that without initiating force against anyone in any manner.
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AnimeLycan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I personally believe that Socialism to some extent is good. However a completely Communistic economic system is impractical.
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FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True, it is impractical. If you remove the dictator, all you have is a peaceful working community. That is more practical, and it's true communism, but no one can escape social classes long. They're inevitable.
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AnimeLycan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Right. If there was a full-democratic Communist country, the main problem of an over-powered government disappears. However, history has shown that most Communist governments fell to protesters who were impoverished, oppressed, or both.
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FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, might I add.
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AnimeLycan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
True. But in some cases (ex: Romania, Poland, and Cambodia) it was a good thing.
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FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How? Please elaborate, I don't understand what you mean :/.
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AnimeLycan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, when Romania and Poland usurped their Communist governments, their economies and human rights conditions improved. Cambodia's Communist dictator Kol Pot (sorry I forget his name exactly but it is along those lines) was slaughtering Cambodia's middle class in a genocide. That ended when the people rebelled. It's why Cambodia's economy is so poor, but at least they aren't being murdered anymore.
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FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pol pot I think. Yes you have a stood point
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Patriot44 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
"When one observes the nightmare of the desperate efforts made by hundreds of thousands of people struggling to escape from the socialized countries of Europe, to escape over barbed-wire fences, under machine-gun fire—one can no longer believe that socialism, in any of its forms, is motivated by benevolence and by the desire to achieve men’s welfare. When you consider socialism, do not fool yourself about its nature. Remember that there is no such dichotomy as “human rights” versus “property rights.” No human rights can exist without property rights.
Capitalism is the only system where such men are free to function and where progress is accompanied, not by forced privations, but by a constant rise in the general level of prosperity, of consumption and of enjoyment of life."

-Ayn Rand
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ComradeLither Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, so you believe that starvation is better than the deprivation of the right to starve to death?
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FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't get understand that, but it sounds good :3.
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AlexJetB Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Just as flawed as the actual manifesto. Marx never keeps in mind the human want for choice. All it is is big government control, and many laws. Seems to be what the US is these days. It used to be limited by high gain and small government control. :(
Because my great uncle was shoved out of his house by the Red Army and saw it burned down and was very lucky to escape to America, I shall stand opposed! In good opinion. :)
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ctrl-4lt-d3l Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
When everyone works hard and no one is greedy, I will support a Communist revolution.
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A-N-I-M-A-L Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice start...
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blindbanditofthesand Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I am weary about this for a few reasons--
-The government owns pretty much everything.
-The government or state is a large entity in the people's lives.
-Centralization of credit with a national bank operated and monopolized by the state.


When you give a government a lot of power, you introduce grounds for corruption. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. I think a communist government with that much control and power would eventually backlash and turn into the capitalistic government that was abolished or avoided in the first place.
I'm not to well-versed as far as the concept of a state owned and operated national reserve or bank goes, but I don't think that a large government should be given control over a source of money.
I also disagree with the fact that rebellion against the state is discouraged.
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likeliquid Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Look what's happening in the UK today, which is echoed throughout the entire globe. We're in a massive recession caused by greedy people all feeding off of Capitalistic "virtues". The public should decide how money gets spent, not some ponce on the end of a telephone.

This recession either has to mean the end of Capitalism or the start of its downfall, the public just won't put up with it for much longer!

Up with Communism!
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vicexversa Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Artist
This manifesto definitely reminds me of that in Garden City by Ebenezer Howard. :)
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inochikaze Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
hmmm.... Communism... and capitalism... there the two opposites.. they both have strengths and weaknesses...
why don't we combine them??
like in Democracy?
It's my opinion.. I'm sorry if It's rude...
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beatlemaniac420 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I beleive so as well, but how do you mean specifically?
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inochikaze Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Well, like combining the good sides of both sides and making the weaknesses minimal. Such as private belongings are acknowledged but there are some 'tax' for reducing the poverty.
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beatlemaniac420 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Allright!
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jaguar100 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Student Filmographer
capitalist people = puppets = obey what says TV = cheated = let be controlled by to unknown faces (anonyms societies) = allow foreigners companies to invest on their own country and make rich only the network.


capitalist mind BLINDS
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AkaiShizuku Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I strongly support communism. However, my question is, wouldn't it work best without a government and currency? Also, isn't it alright to keep one or two things for yourself, like say, an mp3 player? I'm fine with most things to not be personal property, but there are some great things that are simply meant to be so.
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beatlemaniac420 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Marx was hoping this to be the end result
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Incendary95 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   Writer
local communism is actualy global anarcism. neithers a bad idea. however they are discribeing marxism (a.k.a.) socialism, which supports a strong government so they can colecctivly (and eventualy) move into the final stage which is (actual) communism.
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beatlemaniac420 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Anarchy is a HORRIBLE idea, someone has to keep the peace
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MrHugykinz Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Eastern ideals really aren't ideals at all. It makes conclusions that are reminiscent of the Western enterprise, but the process is more dogmatic than reasoned.
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hornet750 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Hello, I am very interested in Communism and have a desire to learn. I have found that my education in America never hit on the theory behind Communism and after I read "The Communist Manifesto" I was suprised to see how much I actually agreed with it. I want to learn more though, Is there any other books that can help me further educate myself on the subject? Also, how can I become more involved with it???

now I am proud to say that I agree with Communism!!!
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KuuztinR Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
I fear you may be right. America is slowly becoming communist, but not in a good way. Americans now are too greedy for their "freedom" that they don't care if they steal it from others.

Our constitution is under attack, America is slowly dying. We once enjoyed the freedom to protest, now it's being taken away. We once enjoyed freedom of the press, now it's filled with lies. One side of America cries out for freedom from another side of America when both sides are wrong.

America hangs on the knife edge.

Not long now till people like me are sent to prison camps... and for what? Just because I disagree?
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leererKaiser Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Although I am not a personal follower of communism and it's ideals, I must applaud the CPDA for supporting so strongly a system considered universally totalitarian and "evil." I am happy to see the system in question portrayed as what it was originally meant to be, a way for the people to help themselves.
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likeliquid Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Damn right, well said :)
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Deanwolf Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
I think its nice and everything, but why stop there? We can nationalize energy, existing farms and farming machinery. I also think freedom of speech is very important, after all, knowing that not everyone feels satisfied inspire us to do it better and make Communism be much more efficient. Also, the lack of freedoms has been the main reason for the collapse of Communist states. Communism may however, always prevail, after all, we're witnessing the fall of capitalism right now.
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GoodNightLeftSide Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Hello there, I'm very much interested in the online Communist Party.
Any chance that Manifesto will be updated soon?
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communism Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
What updates would you propose?
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The-Necromancer Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
On the party main page, there has been accusation that the manifesto has a number of mistakes in it. After reviewing it yet again, I find this notion to be preposterous. Granted, what is proposed is actually a step towards socialist practices, BUT am I wrong in pointing out that Marx and Engels stated Socialism was the step to Communism? Have I been mislead? The positions and solutions in our manifesto are in keeping with communist practices, in so much that they lay forth a foundation for the further building of communism. Ah, perhaps I have just been flustered, but I frankly find nothing wrong with the CPDA Manifesto...
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AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Have you contacted Sam Webb? No? DO IT!! NOW!! You will get absolutely nowhere without the support of a larger body.
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RedBlade276 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
little confused of this deviation,but its good anyways
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Communism: A nice idea. Too bad it ended up to be another "State-Run Operation" (like Udo Dirksnider sang).
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SpyrusTheVirus Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
that's good,friend,lots of texts there in the links,I should sit and print them sometime in the near future(I can't read from the screen :O).

What makes me sceptical is the consept of paying equally everyone,no matter what job they do.I don't speak of huge differences(ex.1000 $ a worker and 3000$ a doctor),but it would serve as a "prize" to some more study.ex(I spoke of a doctor,so I will go on with him),a doctor needs about 6 years for the univercity,and if it were just that it would be ok.but,at least with the current system in greece,they may even get to 35(!) years old,and still actually study their subject,not to further expand their nowledge of it,but just to learn it!how could such a man,who put a lot of effort to what he will offer to his motherland be paid the same with someone that may never studied in his life-actually may even not opened a book in his whole life,and just went to work in a factory!ok I know,working in a factory is not a piece of cake,it is something tiring,but still I don't think it can oppose so many years of study!well,I guesse that something like this could not be done,it opposes the idea of completely equal rights and equality in salary....

never mind,just some thoughts of mine...
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gilesguy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
I always thought a system where study would be paid, as long as it was both useful and you were putting real effort into it, would eliminate the need for specialist jobs like doctors to be paid a large amount more than, say, a janitor. But then what about the people who have an inherently harder/more dangerous job, like a sewerage worker? perhaps some difference in payment (what ever "payment" is) is nessisary
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persistant Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if a man becomes a doctor just to make money, i wouldn't even trust him with a broken nail...
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ElLoboTorres Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
I don't agree with all of these, like 4 and 6, but I would like to join this group, down with capitalism!
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Crezth Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Capitalism cannot work in a real world. Eventually, capitalist society will degrade to a fascist society, since power concentrated in one hands through a corporation or political party will result in overwhelming monetary control. With enough money, a person can do anything. The essence of power is cash in a capitalist society.

As such, capitalism is more prone to corruption than communism.

Capitalism creates more losers than winners. More people suffer in capitalism.
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