The reasons why communism has not, does not and will never work.
Communism is defined as a socioeconomic structure and political ideology that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless society based on common ownership and control of the means of production and property in general.
I would like to start off by calling into question the economics of a communist country. Communist economics requires people to work for the desire to produce for use rather than profit. Under this system a person has no motive to work harder and therefore increase economic output by the metaphorical, but some times far too literal, gun pointed at their head. Under a communist system the economy would be a planed economy in which all property is owned by the State and all key economic decisions are made centrally by the State, such extensive nationalisation lead to the collapse of the world’s first communist country the USSR in 1991 due in large part to economic factors. The fact that Mikhail Gorbachev turned to Perestroika a quasi communist economic system that stipulated state enterprises were free to determine output levels based on demand from consumers and other enterprises after they had fulfilled state orders. This semi-capitalist system that the last soviet general sectary had to turn too in an attempt to stave of becoming totally bankrupt highlights one of the many flaws in communism.
History also shows that communism does not and can not work. After the October revolution of 1917 in Russia, which was the first time a party of a Marxist persuasion took power in any country, and from this moment on it has been shown that communism is inherently flawed. From the moment the Bolsheviks seized power they showed that communism is not the egalitarian and classless party they profess to be. The Bolsheviks fought a civil war against their fellow proletariat during which about 1.5 million people died. The communists in Russia under Stalin went on to commit the great purge sometimes known as Stalin’s holocaust were 681,692 to nearly 2,000,000 (just 10% of the people who died under Stalin) were murdered for their politics in the name of communism. The Union of soviet socialist republics is far from the only country were atrocities were committed in the name of communism, in Cambodia Pol Pots actions caused the death of up to 1.7 million people, about 26% of the population of Cambodia. In the peoples republic of china about half a million people were killed during the cultural revolution of 1966—1969, in 1989 the Tiananmen Square protests saw the death 2,000 to 3,000 people calling for “more democracy” I could go on and on with a list of crime committed by communists but instead I will jus give you some numbers: