Template talk:History of Communist Nations

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I felt that Nicaragua deserves some mention to the template, so I created a section titled "Formerly quasi-communist" to symbolize the communist-like government despite the fact that Nicaragua was never actually a "communist state," though had nearly identical ideologies. If someone has a better solution, feel free to suggest it. VoodooIsland (talk) 17:06, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Elected, but not communist?[edit]

Why is there a section titled Elected party, not communist? The parties elected into power in the regions listed are still Communist parties, so not communist must be dropped.--Joshua Issac (talk) 13:55, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Fixed it by putting in at the end the word 'state'. That-Vela-Fella (talk) 19:55, 30 October 2009 (UTC)


Belarus stays as a communist state today, and I've founded out that dictator Alexander Lukashenko have let the Communist Party into his government, but even though, Belarus doesn't have communism as the official state ideology. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:18, 12 November 2010 (UTC)


why is North Korea not included? they are a socialist country. just because they removed the specific word communism from their constitution, does not mean they are not socialist. (talk) 21:16, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Socialist States[edit]


"The term 'Communist state' is used by Western historians, political scientists and media to refer to these countries. However, contrary to Western usage, these states do not describe themselves as 'communist' nor do they claim to have achieved communism; they refer to themselves as Socialist states or Workers' states that are in the process of constructing socialism." (extracted from Communist state)


"In Western usage, the term 'Communist state' is often used in reference to single-party socialist states governed by parties adhering to a variant of Marxism–Leninism; however these states officially refer to themselves as 'socialist states' that are in the process of building socialism and do not describe themselves as 'communist' or as having achieved communism. Aside from the 'Communist states', a number of other states have described their orientation as 'socialist' in their constitutions." (extracted from Socialist state)

Shouldn´t this actual box name be "Hystory of Socialist States"? And the topics "Current communist states", "Non-communist states with communist majority" and "Previous communist states" replace the word "communist" with the word "socialist"?

And also, all this box content do actually have a full article with tables, flags, dates and this article is called "List of socialist states" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ogat (talkcontribs) 14:13, 19 October 2016 (UTC)