Many countries have previously invested or are still investing in a Communist government and economy. Communism is defined as “A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all members.” If a country decides to go on the path of Communism, it is a dark and dank road that can lead to turmoil, famine, and poverty. Human nature causes those in control to become power hungry, which is destructive to the country’s society. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that your country will be different, but that is often only the first mistake on a downward spiral of poor decisions made by the leaders of the country as well as those inhabiting it. Many often ask the question, “Well why didn’t the people just overthrow the government?”, but what they don’t realize is that when an entire country has been oppressed in that manner, it’s nearly impossible to recover without help from a good leader in your governmental system or outside forces. Capitalism, on the other hand, is much more liberal, although it is far from perfect as well. It is defined as “An economic system based on a free market, open competition, profit motive and private ownership of the means of production”.