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A majority of people in the world belong to political groups called nations or countries. Within the boundaries of each nation, the people are organized to maintain order among themselves. Since the earliest years of human history, groups of people living together have needed rules to regulate their daily lives. As cultures developed, people became interested in a system to sustain order and exercise authority. This system, known as a government, serves to maintain order and prevent social chaos within a nation. In addition, the government also serves to ensure the well-being of people in a nation and to set guidelines and regulations in which everyone can all abide in peace together. As Thomas Jefferson said, “The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors” (Semas 63). Over the course of history, a variety of governments have evolved by the contributions and ideas of many people. Within the diverse types of governments, a note worth government is communism. Communism is a form of government where everything is shared equally with all citizens and while communism is a perfect idea, history has shown otherwise. Communism is a political, economic, and social system where everybody is equal in terms of social and economic status. It is a political system in which people share common ownership of all resources and property and everyone works for the good of the whole community (Anderson 88). The simplest expression of this system would be a society where everyone owns everything and each person contributes according to his or her ability and receives benefits according to his or her needs. As Karl Marx states, the best known principle of a communist society is "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" (Stockwell, "Socialism

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