The idea of communism in Czech was a result of the World War 2 and the cold war that took place in the world. The concept of communism originated in America, but still, most of the American feel wary of this concept and try not to be a part of it. But, to be honest, not many countries follow the stringent concepts of Communism. If a state is under the influence of communism, it simply means that some political party bearing a communist name is in a favorable position or simply say the ruling position. So this makes the country a communist country. There are also other forms of government as in Socialism and one variation of communism called the Marxist communism. So if communism is a concept that originated in America, how did it get into Czech? Let us have a look at it.
Communist Coup in Czech:
The world saw enough political and economic instabilities and unprecedented leadership practices. To get over the harsh traces that the cold war left the concept of communism was brought into Czech in the year 1920. If I had to say how communism came in exactly, every nation had a group of people who believed in the ideologies of communism and these groups include few political parties as well. Since one such party proved to form dominance in the nation, communism came into Czech in the 1920s, a period right after the cold war.
Position after the 1920s:
The position of the communist parties in the Soviet Union kept outnumbering the other parties. Right after the WWII, the positive impact that the communist parties had created until then helped them gain a position in the political state of the country. They also gained good support during the election that helped them win, following which the communist party in the Czech territory formed the government. This is how the communist coup gained dominance over Czechoslovakia.
What is true communism?
The idea of communism came into the picture when people thrived for equal economic and social rights along with an equal supply of goods and services under one common rule. But at the same time, communism was backed by other political ideologies as well. Like we stated earlier, the complete concept of communism was not established anyway. The word ‘communism ‘just remained in the names of the political parties. Also, even the prominent leaders of the party themselves wanted to promote a democratic environment. So all these factors did not leave communism to spread out.
On a final note:
People had communism confused for other political ideologies such as feudalism, socialism, Marxist communism among others. This was purely because of the political interest that overtook social interest of the rulers. This finally led to the downfall of the communist economy. However, even today there are a lot of political parties that carry the name communist. We still have communists all over the world, including Czechoslovakia, but there is no communism.