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Communism in Cuba vs Democracy in America Cubas communist government is an original system of society quite different from our democracy in many ways While total democracy is not widely spread many forms of it are prosperous throughout the world today One of the first and major differences between a Communist and Democratic government is their contrary economic systems In a communist government the community owns the major resources and means of production The goal of such a system is to prevent any one person or group of people from becoming rich while others are extremely poor The system attempts to eliminate lower class by balancing the wealth between rich and poor therefore giving everyone equal pay and ownership Unfortunately this results in an increased lower class In the Democracy of the United States free enterprising is permitted and encouraged Here free enterprising helps the economy to flourish People can organize their own businesses and receive their own profits if it succeeds or debts if it fails In this system the harder a person works the more money they receive allowing them to make their living The downside to democracy is that people can get a high paying job through education but may work just as hard at a lower paying job and receive less money Democracies seem be more successful economically In a democracy money is the strongest incentive In a communist government like Cuba a person can work a million times harder than the person sitting next to him and receive equal pay This results in no incentive on the part of the worker whatsoever When there is nothing to achieve by working harder people become lazy which does little good for a countrys economy In most attempts past and present communism has failed economically but democracies have a high success rate Communism is most widely taken up by Third World countries striving for national independence and sudden
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