Template talk:Socialism by state

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Burkina Faso[edit]

That should go in, shouldn't it? During Thomas Sankara's rule. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:29, 29 June 2013 (UTC)


Has Nepal become a communist state? It is true that Maoists are now in power but the country has not yet to adopt a constitution. Any thoughts? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

nepal became a non-communist state this year.... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:47, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Cyprus, Moldova, Nepal[edit]

User:Avala keeps changing the consensus version of the template by adding three states -- Cyprus, Moldova, Nepal -- in which the government is headed by a democratically elected domestic Communist party. This is not the definition of Communist state on Wikipedia. Nor is it the definition in outside sources: see http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/communist-state/ as one example. --Zlerman (talk) 01:55, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Multi-party states again[edit]

Communist states clearly states: "Communist state is a state with a form of government characterized by single-party rule of a Communist party and a professed allegiance to a communist ideology as the guiding principle of the state. Communist states may have several legal political parties, but the Communist party is usually granted a special or dominant role in government, often by statute or under the constitution. Consequently, the institutions of the state and of the Communist party become intimately entwined, such as in the development of parallel institutions."

These characteristics do not apply to Cyprus, Moldova, or Nepal. Also see previous comments on this page.

I am accordingly reverting the template to its previous (undisputed) format. --Zlerman (talk) 02:17, 19 June 2009 (UTC)


I'm removing Finnish Democratic Republic from the template, because it's not really in the scope as it greatly differents from the other states. That's not even a "state" but a Soviet puppet state during the Winter War, less than 3 motnhs existence and according to historians didn't even use any political power. Described as Russian historian Juri Kilin even as a "staged government" instead of a puppet government, because it didn't have any functionality. So no, I don't think it's a "communist state" this template should have. Finland also had a Communist "government" as the other side in the 1918 civil war. --Pudeo' 03:28, 12 April 2012 (UTC)