Mar. 25, 2016

Forms of Government

Capitalism:

Economic system where means of production and distribution are PRIVATELY or corporately owned and development is proportionate to accumulation and reinvestment of profits gained in a free market.

Communism:

Economic system with COLLECTIVE OWNERSHIP of property and the organizaation of labor working for the common good.

Socialism:

Social system where the means of production and distribution of goods are owned collectively or by government ownership and administration.

Fascism:

Centralized autocratic/dictator national regime with severely nationalistic policies, exercising regimentation of industry, commerce, and finance; rigid censorship, and forcible suppression of opposition.

Marxism:

Society develops through class struggle from oppression under capitalism to eventual classlessness.

United Nations:

The UN is the result of a long history of efforts to promote international cooperation. In the late 18th century, German philosopher Immanuel Kant proposed a federation or 'league' of the world's nations.  Kant believed that such a federation would allow countries to unite and punish any nation that committed an act of aggression.  This tye of union by nations to protect each other againt an aggressor is sometimes referred to as collective security.

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), German philosopher, considered by many the most influential thinker of modern times...Kantian philosophy, particularly as developed by the German philosopher George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, was the basis on which the structure of Marxism was built; Hege's dialectical method, which was used by Karl Marx, was an outgrowth of the method of reasoning by "antinomies" that Kant used.