Anarcho-communism

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Anarcho-communism is a socio-economic system that combines the basic tenants of Anarchism and Communism. Anarcho-communist theories advocate the destruction of the State, private property and capital, and assert that such systems should be replaced by Direct Democracy and common ownership by means of production.

Definition

Many advocates of the system assert that Anarcho-communism is the only true form of Communism because all Communists should be working to achieve a Stateless, classless society. Such theories also rely heavily on the idea that Humanity naturally operates collectively through cooperation rather than individually for the sake of self-preservation, arguing that the Human race can organise itself any way it wishes provided the right tools are given to it. Anarcho-communism is distinctly more liberal than Socialist thoughts such as Stalinism or Maoism which advocate the existence of the State ("dictatorship of the proletariat") in order to protect the People.

In micronationalism

At a micronational level many Communist governments have been, either in theory or practice, Anarcho-communist. An claimed example of such a system micronationally is the People's Republic of K-Marx which is almost entirely anarcho-communist, the only hallmark of the State being the existence of a Chairman. However, the existence of the Chairman exhibits a common misconception amongst some micronationalists regarding the Anarchist Ideology, in that there must be no State at all for a micronation to be regarded as Anarchist.