I can't wait for the "that's not REAL socialism" comments
@Fun Facts 101, that's not real warcraft
@Fun Facts 101, Uhm, that's not REAL socialism.
MY ideal socialism involves everyone being oppressed and starved to death. This isn't even CLOSE to PEAK socialism
@Fun Facts 101, of course it's not real, it's an MMO, duh!
@Sebastos, I gotta admit I panicked for a second when I started reading your comment.
@GunSupporter, Sorry friendo!
@Sebastos, just wait until they shift into MAXIMUM OVERSOCIALISM and kill off their citizens millions at a time.
@Ultimatum, *Mao Zedong sweats with anticipation*
@Fun Facts 101, see, technically it isn't "socialism". The problem is that to get to socialism, you need an interim step where you have someone with absolute power in control; no country has ever left that interim step.
So, for the most part, socialism is a completely impossible pipe dream held by people who think "Well if *I* was the benevolent dictator for that interim period, I would be a good person and give up that power for the people."
The fact of the matter is that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
@Ultimatum, they just locked up the political opposition, you may not have to wait long....
@Ultimatum, would you consider general Cincinnatus and the Roman republic socialist then? That exact circumstance happened.
@Fun Facts 101, honestly though, saying that Venezuela is a socialist country, and not a dictatorship is akin to saying the US is a real democracy.
@Fun Facts 101, of course it's not real socialism, you can't make a paradox work in practice
@Mhael, the US is not a democracy! It is a republic and has always been such, the more you know 🌈
@Ultimatum, it's kind of like when people are like "if I were (insert owner of a major company here), I would increase wages, take a salary cut, etc..." The sad truth is that humans by nature are pretty selfish.
@Medic135, *imperialistic oligarchy
If I could get money by killing infinitely spawning enemies, that would be my career
@Technosexual , as long as the cops don't find out, you can already do that.
@YUNoJump, but it's very inconsistent though
@YUNoJump, too difficult to farm because you have to keep changing zones so the cops don't find out
Like I hate Maduro as much as the next guy but it's like we all forget what happened to Greece recently and what happened to pre WW2 Germany under different economic and political systems. And how Venezuela was the richest country in South America until the USA and the EU started sanctions.
It's almost like the biggest defining factor of this (and other) economic downturns is sanctions and reperations.
Venezuela is an unfair example of socialism. It'd be like using Greece or Mexico as an example for why capitalism doesn't work. I'm a capitalist btw.
Socialism is the BEST solution to weight loss. No matter how hard you try, if you don't have socialism, your country still has food, and that leads to weight gain.
Same for Zambia. It takes 8850 Kwacha to equal one USD. Amazing how capitalism does that to a country.
Since I'm half Venezuelan, I really want Maduro and the military leaders to get shot in the fvcking face
Hold up, what realm are you on that you're getting over 8k per $ on a token?
@Gamasennin, Pretty sure token prices are region wide. They're going for about 130k right now, making them about 8,666g per dollar.
@CriTiKa1, Interesting. It's been a while since I've played.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Venezuela doing fine as a socialist country before Maduro?
@TriangleMan, It wasn't just Maduro, it started with the oil prices going down, a couple years before Chavez died. Many of their problems can be traced to their oil. Their economy relied on it. Also, they can't even get most of their oil. It's thicker than normal oil, meaning that they have to inject thinner oil into their reserves to get it out. Since their economy crashed, they can't afford the thinner oil anymore. So they're sitting on the stuff that could potentially save their economy with no way of accessing it.
I'm gonna need some proof. (Not that I am for socialism, I just like proof)
"Ken" - orc peon