- Apr 23, 2017
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- New Mexico
Tell that to the citizens of Venezuela.... Under Chavez they went from Democracy to Socialism.
Democracy and socialism are not about the same subject.
With a method for political representation, you can have democracy where everyone can vote on each law, a representative democracy where everyone can vote for some to vote on laws for them, an oligarchy where an elite group rule, a tyranny where there is a single dictator, etc.
Then regardless of how you have arranged a political system of representation, the difference in economic systems from capitalism, socialism, and communism has nothing to do with political systems. Any political system can be capitalist Any political system can be socialist. And any political system can be communist.
The problem with Venezuela is they actually were still controlled by the left over aristocracy and wealthy elite.
They did not know what system they had or could have, and they were sold out by whomever told them the best lies.
Chavez was definitely democratically elected and did nothing at all undemocratic.
The main thing he did was to nationalize the oil industry, and then the US illegally imposed economic sanctions, which prevented them from being able to repair aging oil apparatus. Venezuela have very think tar sand oil, so needs special steam heating to keep oil flowing.
So political or economic systems have nothing to do with it.
It is all the illegal US economic embargo.