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p. 855. Social Policies and Structures of Communismlocked

  • Leslie Holmes

Abstract

‘Social policies and structures of communism’ explores some of the more positive aspects of communism in order to understand why in many countries there remains nostalgia for the Communist period. The healthcare and educational achievements of Communist states are examined. In the social sphere the record is mixed — a common fallacy about Communism is that Communist states claimed to have eradicated social classes, however the clearest sign that many Communist systems had never resolved the issue of ethnic conflict and nationalism was that the three federal Communist states all disintegrated in the 1990s.

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