Every instance of the failure of Communism that I know about has come about as a result of United States interference and War being waged upon it. This is like saying that babies don't work because the United States keeps strangling them. China Cuba and the dprk are all surviving the United States. China industrialized inside of 75 years after sustaining heavy damage from World War II and have lifted the overwhelming majority of their population out of poverty. Cuba managers to have a higher life expectancy and lower infant mortality rate than the United States despite a 60 year embargo. Dprk has survived after Korea was bifurcated by a war launched by the United States. Your brain is full of sand
Turns out “six million” was an exaggeration — the actual death toll was “only” 3.5 million.
Still, that is a whole lot of people kicking the bucket either through the failures of communist economic policy or deliberate targeting and persecution by the Stalin regime, or some mixture of the two. Jury’s still out on that. (Sadly, the Putin regime doesn’t seem all that interested in getting to the bottom of this, for all the usual reasons dictators aren’t eager to examine history.)
Take your pick: Woeful resource mismanagement under communism or blatant industrial-scale violations of human rights. Which one?
There is that little problem of the fact darn near every self-avowed Communist regime in history has actually turned out to be a cult-of-personality fascist state that gleefully tramples human rights and culture. No, all that wasn’t “real communism.” But it certainly doesn’t give Communism a good name.
If there were actually nice, friendly examples of communism working in practice at a large scale in modern societies, I think more people would be persuadable.