Communism is a method of societal and political order that was a key force in world politics for most of the 20th century. In theory, it would generate a classless culture of wealth and free will. As a movement, communalism desired to conquer capitalism through a workers' rebellion and institute an organization in which land is possessed by the society as an entirety rather than by individuals. On the opposite end of the spectrum, capitalism permitted the individual to exchange goods and services through a complex network of prices and free-markets. Since these two ec...
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...the first East Berliners strode through the Wall waving their identity papers. The Wall is down! Strangers embraced. Tears flowed. Champagne corks popped ... People brought hammers, chisels, and screwdrivers, and began to smash away at the slabs of concrete that had kept them divided for three decades. They wanted to pulverize it, turn it to dust," (Borstein, The Wall Came Tumbling Down, 33).
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