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Why are we trying to compare Kosovo with Northern Ireland?

Surely the closest comparison (if you really want to make one) is Kosovo and Taiwan. Legally independent countries that have been independent for ages but some people disagree on that status based on their views.

Miloch wrote:Kurdislavic Algharbistan wanna join?

Join what? Kosovo? Im just kidding

This is a mess.

Kurdislavic Algharbistan wrote:Join what? Kosovo? Im just kidding

A football tournament

Miloch wrote:A football tournament

Hmmmmmmmmm, nah, thanks for asking tho

I have a question here, American football or American Soccer?

Northen Czech wrote:American football or American Soccer?

Can we ban this guy pls ^

Laver Island wrote:

uhhhh, this is hard to read lmao. We Danes, or any of the Nordics for that matter, didn't have a socially cohesive society until the Social Democrats implemented their reforms. The book "Rige bÝrn leger bedst" by Lars Olsen, Sune Caspersen, JÝrgen Goul Andersen, Lars Andersen and Niels Ploug actually show us how capitalistic tendencies undermine social cohesiveness of the Nordic societies. We have plenty of people on welfare, or should be on welfare, with harsher requirements and high expectations the quality has decreased immensely and people are falling through the cracks. Wanna know why it is so? Capitalist reforms by centre-right governments lmao. The "hard work no steal" culture thing that you argue is uh, how do I put this? Literally the ideals the US was founded on and it is nowhere near close to a Socialist society lmao, the Nordics put a heavy focus on work-life balances which has historically been expressed by lessening our dedication to working.

Our culture up here in the Northern parts of Europe has been influenced a lot more by Leftist philosophy than you imagine, something that wasn't achieved until the Left saw massive political influence, which in turn wouldn't have been achieved without massive worker movements, who were influenced by leftist philosophy.

The rest of the paragraph just seems to be another failure to engage properly on the topic. You're not addressing anything, you're just showcasing ignorance of history, cultures, Leftist theories and demanding I be your educator who you don't want to listen to anyways. Stop being so butthurt over being told you need to acquire more knowledge, especially when you have failed to prove you have adequate knowledge numerous times.

And yet you still didn't answer my question. What policy does west germany have that undermine east germany. And if you wan tto see what real communism looks like there's no better example than Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge. Money and banks were banned as were schools doctors and teachers were imprisoned and summarily executed. Nearly 1 quarterof the population perished under the regime. Now in countries like Vietnam and China you have communist governments but corruption, nepotism and authoritarianism means they rely on brutality to stay in power. Freedom of speech is often lacking too.

For me Freedom this, freedom that.

The government donít interfere in daily lives, they donít force anyone to do particularly anything.

The Khmer Rouge was the worst example possible, it make no sense to use them. And this is why i hate communism along with other factors

Balkannia

Miloch wrote:A football tournament

can i

New Eestiball wrote:can i

Yes

Miloch wrote:Yes

:)

When you claim geopolitics is your passion but all you have is just surface level knowledge from wikipedia and a black-and-white understanding of international relations

Another glorious day in the Empire. Civil Rights? Superb. Political Rights? Pretty alright. Economy? In shambles!

Novgorod-Pskov wrote:IA and Apat have a replacement prepared here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=509147

And if I want to ban assisted suicide in my countryÖ?

Some of my favourite things about Stardew Valley are the amount activities you could do, the peaceful sounds included, and the feeling of success after exploiting the environment for your own benefit.

Mombourg wrote:And if I want to ban assisted suicide in my countryÖ?

The WA doesn't impact what you do in your personal RP. It makes miniscule changes to your official NS stats, but that's it.

If you take things I say out of context, you get some pretty odd stuff, such as "Open the damn door! I want to give you some pickles that have been in my pocket for days!" and "I said to the mother: You shut your mouth!"

The Catholic Church May call it purgatory but I know what itís real name isÖ

My local YMCA that hasnít been touched since it was built in the 70s

Miloch wrote:And yet you still didn't answer my question. What policy does west germany have that undermine east germany. And if you wan tto see what real communism looks like there's no better example than Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge. Money and banks were banned as were schools doctors and teachers were imprisoned and summarily executed. Nearly 1 quarterof the population perished under the regime. Now in countries like Vietnam and China you have communist governments but corruption, nepotism and authoritarianism means they rely on brutality to stay in power. Freedom of speech is often lacking too.

For me Freedom this, freedom that.

The government donít interfere in daily lives, they donít force anyone to do particularly anything.

The Khmer Rouge was the worst example possible, it make no sense to use them. And this is why i hate communism along with other factors

I have answered your questions, they're rooted in ignorance on the topic and I can not debate with you when you don't even know the fundamentals of what is debated.
You have also failed to answer my questions: What specific policies failed? What Socialist/Communist theory failed? What are the inherent flaws of Leftism?

You seem to also still fail to distinguish between the various forms of Socialism and Communism, this not only impacting your historical lenses but also your modern political one. How can one understand Leftism when one seriously thinks modern Leftists want Khmer Rouge-Esque states to rule the world's countries.

Now, you bring up several Asian countries with a Socialist or Communist history, most notably, the Khmer Rouge. Pol Pot has a notorious history with Nationalism, something that Leftism almost universally argues is a bad thing, in fact, looking into the Khmer Rogue we can see a combination of Marxism and extreme xenophobic Nationalism became the dominating ideology of the Khmer Rouge Communists with strong tendencies to take Maoist elements to the extreme. However, historian Ben Kiernan has said "(This is) neither a communist proletarian revolution that privileged the working class, nor a peasant revolution that favored all farmers." Why is that? Well, we can see the Khmer Communists based themselves partly on Marxism, but what exactly is Marxism? Marxism is a philosophical look at the world and the history around us, how various concepts that Marx introduced each interact with one another and, ultimately, why Capitalism is not a sustainable economic system. This philosophy was carried out in a political form through the Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei, where we find a few policies such as a progressive income tax, abolition of inheritances, abolition of private property, abolition of child labour, free public education, nationalisation of the means of transport and communication, centralisation of credit via a national bank and expansion of publicly-owned land.
The idea was such implementations would result in the precursor to a stateless and classless society, which is the end goal of Communism. Sound familiar? That is because Marxism laid the foundation for all Leftist politics and has severely boosted the standard of living in countries that have successfully implemented several of these policies.

The Khmer Rouge did not achieve this goal, nor did it want to achieve this goal through traditional Marxist defined policies or means, it actually almost completely ignored the traditional Marxist view. The Khmer Rouge particularly was on a quest of ethnic and intellectual cleansing, if not also eugenics. This is an inherent element that Ultranationalism, and by extension of that, far-right ideologies, see as a means of achieving their end goal. This is consistent with what I've established earlier, Pol Pot's notorious history with Nationalism and his rather delusional ideals of a grand destiny for 'his people.' We know Pol Pot attempted to establish collective owned farms in pursuit of a strong agrarian society but they were not collectively owned by the farmers, they were brutally run by statist elements. Which again is in deep contradiction with Marxism, and did not privilege the working class as Ben Kiernan commented. Another central core belief of the Khmer Rouge ideology is that human willpower could overcome material and historical conditions, something that is deeply contradicting the Marxist defined view of historical materialism. Furthermore, it has to be pointed out that Pol Pot renounced Communism and has purged several pro-Vietnam and other Marxists from the Cambodian Communist party, very likely because Pol Pot deviated so much from Leftism as a whole. Another important thing to look at is the end of the Khmer Rouge, which was defeated and dismantled by the Vietnamese Socialists which marks the end of the grotesque policies and ideology of the Khmer Rouge. Isn't it bizarre how a fellow Marxist nation prevented the Cambodian genocide and lacked an internal genocide of its own? The Cambodian-Vietnamese war sparked another conflict between Vietnam and the Maoist Chinese which is also interesting to look at because it gives us a hint of Maoism's own differences from traditional Marxism and subsequent geopolitics of the time that, believe it or not, defined a lot of policies.

You then mention freedom from government oppression, which is not an inherent element of Capitalism. If we look at the industrial revolution of England we can see the state implemented laws like the Inclosure Acts that robbed people of their land and impoverished them to force them into factories, where the salary of the working class was racing itself to the bottom. We can look at Mercantilism and the colonial age of the European monarchies when one's skin colour alone decided if one were to be considered subhuman. Still today we have nations operating in a Capitalist economic system but lack critical freedoms and the so-called prosperity that is supposed to follow Capitalism, such as Iran, Russia, Belorussia etc. And that's ignoring the whole mess Reaganomics caused.

So we have scratched the very surface of Marx's philosophy and the very foundation of all Leftist politics; Marxism, how little Marxism meant to the Khmer-Rouge, briefly mentioned Maoism, very briefly seen that Maoism, Khmer Rouge's Ultranationalism and Vietnmanese Socialism is not a monolith and we have also rather underwhelmingly established that Capitalism isn't inherently free. This is not even close to what you've done or even attempted to do throughout our discussion and I'm rather disappointed by your stubbornness which is cementing my perception of you as willfully ignorant. I am gonna stop responding to you from now on until you learn more and can actually address, pinpoint and attempt to solve the flaws of Leftism.

Novgorod-Pskov wrote:The WA doesn't impact what you do in your personal RP. It makes miniscule changes to your official NS stats, but that's it.

I disagree with the endeavor and don't wish my representative to advocate for it.

How come God will cancel us over an apple but won't over the destruction of nature?

Noristoniaka wrote:How come God will cancel us over an apple but won't over the destruction of nature?

Humans did bad, humans pay the price.

i think the funniest twitter phenomena is the webcrawler sugar daddy bots that just instantaneously respond to any mention of the phrase sugar daddy

like, i was making a joke and calling mr house from fallout new vegas a sugar daddy and i got mobbed by a bunch of accounts with the same cookie-cutter "dm me to get spoiled" response, one of which has since changed from a sugar daddy account to a sugar mommy account in the 5 hours since making the post as a sugar daddy

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hi
IM BACK WITH A JOKE

why did the chicken cross the road
quote to answer!
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