In essence, comprehending and expounding the ascendancy and fall of supreme political ideologies such as communism may not be easy. By virtue that Communism was adopted by many countries in that wake of 20th century creates a notion that this political ideology had outrightly some pertinent issues.
Arguably, Communism was and still remains one of the most forceful ideologies in world history. Under this regime of Communism, a number of people had a varying opinion as they debated on whether it would be a dominant system or not. However, it gracefully failed to the amusement of many. It goes without saying that Russia or the Soviet Union struggled to give sufficient standard of living, forming one of the fundamental reason for Communism failure. Ideally, the first and most outstanding feature about Communist regimes was dictatorships.
On that account, it followed that there existed a suppressive environment, exorbitant military spending, and misallocation of resources. Enormous amounts of money were accorded into the military an estimation of about twenty percent of Soviet Union budget allocation. As it turned out, instead of the Communist regime, directing the resources to productive activities they wasted it on the military which had no any economic returns.
Communist countries constantly felt threatened which means the countries prioritized more on military projects at the expense of the economy. One of the predominantly feature of Communist countries were for their large totalitarian superstructure. Incidentally, it was estimated that nearly one-quarter of Romania and East Germany population were employed as informants. The repressive nature of the Communist nation meant that more resources went to the construction of concentration camps instead of spending on infrastructure development. Apparently, the dictatorship nature of Communist countries followed that innovation or emerging of new ideas was discouraged. Independent reasoning or thinking was muzzled and forbidden meaning that the Communist countries were deprived of innovators and entrepreneurial vitality to the detrimental to their economy.
The old ways of doing things prevailed as the economy stagnated as little or no incentives to challenge the system. Communism deprived its citizenry of information which made it difficult for the regimes to learn, as well as correct themselves from their mistakes. As a matter of fact, under Communism regime, there was the non-existence of constructive criticism making development nearly impossible. Majority of sources of information under Communism were on the basis of sycophancy rather than candid reporting. Inaccurate information meant wrong decision making. Under Communism, policies were set, but it was difficult to determine whether these policies were successfully implemented.
The Communist regime provided an environment for vices such as corruption to flourishes as they were no checks and balances. Incompetency and loyally followed the legitimization of black market practices and a rampant uprising of employee theft. Communism presented the ordinary citizen with an attitude of demotivation and disorientation as those would felt deprived of their freedom, sought ways to undermine the regime. A successful economic system is usually based on trust, but the culture of fear that predominantly manifested under Communism created a perception of mistrust.
This resulted in the system foundering. Basically, one cannot say that they are building a prosperous economic model when excluding independent thinkers and isolating creative minds. A regime that is inclusive and open-minded, one which has set its priorities right by putting infrastructural development and industrialization on its center stage is bound to prosper. Communism bred a suppressive environment which resulted into a disgruntled population that worked towards undermining its activities leading to its downfall.