>>175206728>I have. It still looks better than the Kingdom of Hungary and Bulgaria.
You're delusional. Commie blocks have never looked good, nor have they sustained a desirable model for living. It's doable, sure, but not optimal.
And the worst part is that these structures are still the most prevalent in said countries. A permanent reminder of communism.>The west having totally left them behind.
Yes, and they in turn have left behind the poorer quality of life during communism.
In fact, the progress is noticeable in spite of every other issue.
Virtually the only upside of communism compared to now is a lesser crime rate, but that can be applied to capitalist countries as well. There's still a lower crime rate than a lot of developed countries.>The main progress has been towards dictatorship
Is it dictatorship if the people vote who they want into power through the democratic process of voting?>nd having the entire youth population move to West Europe
That's never been the main incentive, it's just a byproduct of poor economy and high corruption. It's hardly the entire youth population too. Considering the current global landscape, many choose to remain in their smaller countries and some benefit greatly from it.>Or in the case of Poland, occupied territory being ethnically cleansed.
It was still essentially occupied by alien forces. Just not cleansed. The North Korean population hasn't been cleansed either. Is that the model a modern society ought to follow?> if meager
How the fuck is that a good thing?
Anon, it's obvious you "mean well" but don't know what the fuck you're talking about, and it's especially obvious you haven't (and would never) live under stalinism.