26 years ago on December 25, 1991, the almighty state known as the Soviet Union collapsed into 15 countries. This brings up a huge question so many people are debating: should it have fallen? Communism, first used and coined by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in his book The Communist Manifesto, is a political belief that everyone should live in peace, happiness and equality. The idea of an equal economic system has existed for thousands of years. The ancient greeks envisioned a time called the Golden Age (500BC) where everyone “would live together in peace and harmony” and that everyone would keep and share everything (Link 7). Although not many people like communism, it brings up sense of equality and no one is seen as inferior. Capitalist views claim that communism isn’t fair for the hard-working people with better jobs to earn the same amount as people with worse jobs is the US suddenly turned communist. Communism isn’t fair if put on a country that wasn’t already communist, but better for a country that was already communist where everyone is already used to being equal to everyone, or the money being suited to everyone’s individual needs. On the flip side, in order to be wealthy in a capitalist country, it really helps to be born to a rich family. The ones born to a poor family struggle on getting decent jobs. In communism, there are no ‘poor families’. Communist countries like China and Cuba don’t have to pay individual taxes. Instead, everything you buy is basically the whole tax because the money is being distributed to everyone in the country. Karl Marx “desired to end capitalism feeling that it was the social class system that led to the exploitation of workers” (Stanford.edu). In communism, there are way less homeless people on the streets begging for money. Depending on the government, they can revise communism in their own ways. It can be ratified to give all homeless people homes which can be a pull-factor for a country. The only homeless people are either drug addicts or people who can’t handle themselves. Housing was provided at a regulated Rent. The Rent was fixed at one-tenth of what their weekly wage was. Rent included, water, electricity, gas, and telephone connection. While every family had a home, the homes were pretty basic in their construction and there was the same disagreements over neighbours, services, choice of where to live etc. They also needed a Permit to move to some cities and live there. If they could not get a Permit, they had to live where they were Permitted to live. It is unlikely many Americans would be happy with that model, but at least they give homeless people homes and an education. Most communist countries do not only provide free houses, but also free education. Again, this depends on the government. The free education system works best in communism where there is no need to pay for school. In the US, a capitalist country, a good college tuition is about $100,000, which is said that 64% of people were not able to afford college or could not pay back their student loans. “The middle-class claptrap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parents and child, becomes all the more disgusting, the more, by the action of Modern Industry, … and their children transformed into simple articles of commerce and instruments of labour” (Marx, Engels, The Communist Manifesto). In the perfected communist ways, all children must attend a free education and get a cheap college, which is usually around $4000. No one should ever worry about being ‘dangerously conditioned’ because their option would be narrow or simplified. The point of communism and the reason communism ever existed is to make everyone feel equal and peaceful to one another. Although communism has many flaws and the leader may get too greedy, the perfected communist revision provides homes to the homeless and education to everyone. The best solution to communism is to use the perfected version. The version without any hints to tyranny, still have all the rights we have, to provide education and homes, and to add equality to freedom. Hopefully,in the future, we can embrace our communist and capital ways to provide the utopia Karl Marx and the ancient greeks wanted.