Talk:Eastern Bloc

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Former good article nomineeEastern Bloc was a History good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Warsaw Pact vs Eastern Bloc[edit]

Please see talk:Warsaw Pact#Warsaw Pact vs Eastern BlocMichael Z. 2007-08-05 07:17 Z

Republic of Moldova and continued communist rule[edit]

This article lists a few countries that have retained communist rule. Moldova is not mentioned anywhere in the article (as is often the case). This country became, nominally, a parliamentary democracy, but the communist party continued to win, and rule, until at least 2009 (the real, official, old communist party, not just people called communists by their adversaries). As of today, there is a constitutional crisis, with several members of several parties claiming the right to rule (none explicitly communist, but socialist yes). As the communist party is not currently in power, I'm not saying Moldova should be mentioned as part of the list of surviving communist countries, but the country should be mentioned somewhere - communism democratically elected, at least on paper, for close to 20 years, and right now, in June 2019, a very unstable government in active dispute. [1]

The broader issue of whether what is happening in any of the other countries can actually be called communism is also important, but I don't expect too many to be willing to question it, just as few want to discuss whether what is happening in the former communist countries is actually capitalism! But if anyone reading this is an expert on Moldova, it should be mentioned in this article, at least once!

Badmuthahubbard (talk) 07:34, 12 June 2019 (UTC)