Pre-WW2 my country was run by a military junta. A pretty incompetent one, too. And said junta had a strong affiliation in "traditional values", aka former nobility (since before the junta take the power, noble titles were abolished in the post-WW1 climate) and clergy were running the gig where the military wasn't. Anything that wasn't basic education was paid, anything that wasn't village quack was paid (he was paid, too, but cheaper) and the quality of living of pretty much anyone who didn't come with inherited weath was shit-tier, even for pre-WW2 standards.
And historically speaking, the very same nobility the junta adored so much were the very people who lead to the collapse of the country, destruction of everything that wasn't their personal fief AND literal removal from the map.
I think it's pretty clear what country I'm from without mentioning its name.
So compared with shit going before, the commie rule, at least society-wise, was pretty swell. For fucks sake, I went to university free of charge thanks to that. My perspective in the old order? Well, naturally be a rural bumpkin. Without the radical revolution that simply set the old system ablaze, this shit would easily perpetuate till modern times.