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Socialism vs Capitalism propaganda posters

Here are several posters that “showed” Soviet people the difference between socialism and capitalism.

Socialism vs Capitalism propaganda poster

About 20 millions of American people don’t have enough money to buy more than 1 liter of milk per month and 6 kg of meat per year.

They have plenty of goods for rich people only, and we are going to give goods to all the people.

Socialism vs Capitalism propaganda poster

Socialism vs Capitalism propaganda poster

Who has the national income?

Exploiters have the majority of it in capitalistic countries.

Working people – in USSR.

Socialism vs Capitalism propaganda poster

In the countries of capitalism – the violation of working people rights

In the countries of socialism – the right to work

Socialism vs Capitalism propaganda poster

In the countries of capitalism – the path of the talent…

In the countries of socialism – the path to the talent!

Socialism vs Capitalism propaganda poster

May 1 celebrations

Have a look, all the Soviet country is singing and dancing…

Our red spring is the most beautiful one!

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  • Matthew Stout · April 25, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I believe that supporters of Socialism are incapable or are too lazy or apathetic to meet the demands that Capitalism has to offer. Socialism just gives most things to you. In capitalism you work for the things you have. Capitalism is a system of choice.


  • Surplus Labour · November 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I believe you may be the perfect target for the type of simplistic propoganda ilustrated on this page.

    Try thinking before believing!


  • Michael · February 20, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    I’m literally laughing at how easily intimidated reactionary morons can be. Post a few photos that criticise an infamously unjust regressive system, and you’ll see trolls come like robots preprogrammed with talking points on why capitalism is the system of the gods and socialism in any form is inherently evil.

    Let alone ideological inferiority of capitalism, it makes for good comedy to see people try to make Orwellian assertions about how much “freedom” there is in a system organised by and for a small accumulative group of international oligarchs. As soon as all major institutions are under popular control and liberated from private and corporate tyrannies, THEN you can talk about “freedom” and “democracy”!


  • Jon · March 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    These posters remain a valid commentary on capitalism and its rapacity, exploitation and illusory promises. If you are not part of the capitalist class, it is a bargain with the devil who promises wealth down the road but instead delivers economic destruction and caprice with no way out. It is a system propped up by the psychology of the lottery: there are most certainly winners and one is asked to believe that you will be one of them in exchange for your labor and (most importantly), time. What is not revealed is that the “reward” if at all forthcoming, is outrageously minuscule compared to the time and effort expended. In short, freedom to work in capitalist hell.


  • Frank · May 11, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Ah, no longer soviet russia :) just some more scum that cleaned itself up. im proud it actually delt with its problems and resolved it by no longer being communist :) good job Russia, thumbs up for that


  • JS · May 12, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Michael and Jon, I agree 100% with your comments, you’ve summed it up extremely well.
    It’s also quite telling to see that the commenters who have acute political knowledge on both capitalism and socialism are in favour of the latter, and are not jumping to stereotyping entire nations, whereas idiots like Frank come along, calling an entire nation scum because it didn’t have the same political system as his own. In all likelihood the only knowledge he has of socialism or communism has been picked up from his capitalist ideology school or his capitalist ideology mainstream media. Now what does that tell you?

    Finally- Mathew Stout- in capitalism those who own the means of production benefit from the workers effort, the workers are the ones putting in the time and effort, the owners were just lucky enough to be born into a rich family. Every now and then a working class person may become rich, true, but this is just to keep up the illusion that anyone and everyone can be rich- it’s just not possible. Oh, and socialism is known as the workers party, people work for themselves and to benefit society, rather than make a profit for the ruling class.


  • KS · July 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Chill people :)
    I was born in Soviet Union, and well, noone in his helthy mind would want it back, even though there’s been some positive points like free education and more open people than nowadays. At the same time it’s stupid not to admit that capitalism isn’t just. I guess anarcho-syndicalism could an option to try next.


  • LG against government waste · July 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Socialism is a central government type control system, is wasteful in redistribution, forceful in it’s tactics. It’s a communist-light system, and will fail in the long run with cheaper inferior products. Verses capitalist system of making a better product even better for personal profit, without government interference! Most products being made, “other than a capitalist system”, has either been stolen or bought from, as a result from capitalists! Socialists are sellouts to their governments running interference,and distortions for their organizations and Czars to coverup mistakes even as far as personally attacking their opponents without merit!


  • Pete · May 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    The reality is that pure, unalloyed capitalism is just as destructive and ultimately unworkable as pure socialism. There is too much conflation between economic and political systems in these discussions.

    Soviet style socialism didn’t work, not just because it was socialism or even communism. It failed because it was employed under an authoritarian, overly centralized political system.

    Likewise, capitalism has been workable in the U.S., not because there’s something inherently functional about capitalism. It’s success was a result of both the representative democracy under which it operates and the interjection of judicious doses of socialism. Unfortunately, the excesses of capitalism and its unrelenting pursuit of ever growing profits has created an atmosphere of intolerance to anything less than unalloyed capitalism. Over the last 30-35 years, this has resulted in serious degradation of representative democracy in the U.S. as concentrated wealth and corporate power have usurped the vox populus.

    A functional Social Democracy, within a genuinely representative democratic system appears to have the potential to successfully meld capitalism and socialism in a way that mitigates the excesses of either. Unfortunately, over the last 50 years or so, most Americans have been so propagandized,(thanks to the Military Industrial Complex and the former USSR), that they’ve become hardwired to immediately associate socialism with Soviet style totalitarianism. Any initiative intended to improve the socioeconomic status of the least fortunate or least accomplished among us is instantly dismissed and denounced as communism, fascism, totalitarianism, nazism, atheism, etc. all rolled up in one and dressed in sheep’s clothing. The right wing mind shuts down and the possibility of productive discourse is quashed before it can begin.

    I assert that a totalitarian country won’t be prosperous and/or won’t endure, regardless of its economic system. Its path will ultimately be influenced by the ruling class’s tolerance for revolution, but capitalism isn’t freedom and socialism isn’t slavery. In fact, my 45 years of political and historical education has convinced me that, the nearly singular Soviet experience notwithstanding, most authoritarian regimes prefer capitalism as their economic system of choice. A sufficiently authoritarian regime can corrupt and profit from private industry even easier than from state-owned industry. With such crony capitalism, they can avoid the work and bureaucracy required by central planning of an economy. Like any organized crime figures, tyrants aren’t particularly interested in the minutae of running your business as long as they receive their tribute.

    Ultimately, without the tempering effect of what are arguably socialist policies, coexisting with capitalism in a functional representative democracy, no country can long be truly peaceful or prosperous for any but a small minority of its citizens. Extreme wealth and income disparity, the inevitable result of unfettered capitalism and its corrosive effect on representative democracy as it’s allowed to shape public policy for its own ends, will eventually foment domestic unrest, if not outright revolution. The reaction of government will to become even more authoritarian and reactionary as capital usurps the rights of citizens. I have seen no examples in modern history, including the U.S., that would indicate otherwise.


  • Ethan · February 3, 2021 at 2:28 am

    We found the centrist! Ohhhhh capitalism is bad but also socialism so I’m gonna write a big paragraph to pretend I’m smart whilst also saying nothing. That’ll show em! Shut up Pete.


  • Ted · July 4, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Hey Ethan! I found a list of things Pete said. Hope this helps!

    – dogmatic capitalism concentrates wealth and corporate power

    – wealth and corporate power have usurped the vox populus

    – Americans are so propagandized to immediately associate socialism with totalitarianism

    (we should associate dogmatic government with totalitarianism whether communistic or not)

    – totalitarian subjects won’t prosper and/or endure, regardless of economic system

    – most authoritarian regimes prefer capitalism

    – systems which exploit people only survive so much resulting unrest


  • Fred · December 28, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Well said Pete 2013 and Ted 2021


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