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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 month ago

Did you know that the Russian communists called themselves "SOCIAL DEMOCRATS" before turning Russia into the USSR?

I find it troubling that a lot of influential Democrats such as Bernie Sanders and AOC have used that exact name to describe themselves. I'm also troubled that the commies of russia at one time called themselves "Democrats." Does this bother you?

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No they didn't

    and please learn the difference between a social democrat and a socialdemocrat

  • 1 month ago

    The USSR exited from 1922 until 1991. It was the first country to declare itself socialist and build towards a communist society. It was a union of 14 Soviet Socialist Republics and one Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (Russia). The Soviet Union was created about five years after the Russian Revolution.

    Social democracy is a government system that has similar values to socialism, but within a capitalist framework. The ideology, named from democracy where people have a say in government actions, supports a competitive economy with money while also helping people whose jobs don't pay a lot.  The USSR was never made up of Social Democrats, there were Socialists or Communists, which are a little different in the philosophy. 

  • 1 month ago

    Socialists neither know history nor understand its processes.

  • 1 month ago

    North Korea calls themselves a Republic, so by your logic I suppose they are. Huh.

    Source(s): logic
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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    What bothers me is that Lenin borrowed that term from the German party that would later bring us WWII and the Holocaust. 

  • Traci
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Did you know that the Democrats called themselves democrats before turning communist?

  • 1 month ago

    And the Nazi party in Germany was called something similar. The things that make you go, “Hmm!”

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    People misuse labels all the time.  This is nothing new.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It does bother me because a far more accurate name to describe the present day democrat party would be the NAZI Party.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Oh sure it do. Like the vicious French Revolutionaries called themselves Republicans as they put poor Mary Antoinette's regal head in the guillotine.

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