The Communist regime that we will be examining first is the regime in Russia following world war two. The regime early on was feared by the nations of the west and had an iron grasp of control on the satellite nations around them. Former president Ronald Regan used the American people’s fear of communism to win his presidential election; several years later the former Soviet Union and its allies would abandon communism as a whole. The change from communism to democracies was anything but a smooth transition; many of the nation’s struggled but those who joined NATO and the European Union have made significant political and economic progress. The unraveling of the Soviet Union came after the selection of Mikhail Gorbachev, for General Secretary of the Communist Party. Gorbachev’s reforms opened the gates for change and reform. By the end of 1989 every Communist regime in Eastern Europe had been dismantled
The Communist nations of Europe were in the process of transition to democratic bodies of governments; they met difficulties in the attempt to change their economies to free market and privatized economies. Some of the nations attempted to retain their Leninist background while transitioning. Communism was a mix of socialism, Marxism, and Leninism. It is the mixture of these beliefs that makes it very dangerous. Nations would pick the form of communism that was more ...
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...m and and is eligible for reelection. The premier is nominated by the president and approved by the NPC.
Administratively, the country is divided into 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, and four municipalities. Despite the concentration of power in the Communist party, the central government 's control over the provinces and local governments is limited, and they are often able to act with relative impunity in many areas.
China began to build a modern legal system in the late 1970s, after opening itself economically to the rest of the world. Since then it has developed legal codes in the areas of criminal, civil, administrative, and commercial law. The legal system is not independent of the government, however, a problem that is especially acute on the local level, where corrupt officials manipulate the process to protect themselves and limit citizens ' rights
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