Countries with communist governments

Today there are five countries in the world with a communist government. But can you name all 27 countries that have had a communist government at some point in time?
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Last updated: September 15, 2016
First submittedSeptember 12, 2016
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1922-91
Now Russia. Communism writings by Karl Marx began 1848, revolution in 1917
Soviet Union
1924-92
Regime forcefully established by Soviet Union in 1924
Mongolia
1936-39
Today a region in north-east Spain, independent during the Spanish Civil War
Catalonia
1944-89
Liberated from Germany by Soviet Union in World War 2 in 1944
Poland
1945-76
Won Vietnam War in 1975 and combined with South Vietnam to form Vietnam
North Vietnam
1945-92
Only Eastern European communist country to not be a part of the Warsaw Pact
Yugoslavia
1945-present
Invaded South Korea in the Korean War
North Korea
1946-90
Became communist after a successful coup d'etat in its capital, Sofia
Bulgaria
1946-92
Last Eastern European country to cease being a communist country
Albania
1947-89
Ally of Nazi Germany in World War 2, under Soviet control from 1945 until 1958
Romania
1948-90
Attempted revolt against communism in Prague Spring of 1968
Czechoslovakia
1949-89
Peaceful demonstration of students in Budapest led to a revolt in 1956
Hungary
1949-90
Combined with West Germany in 1990 to form today's Germany
East Germany
1949-present
Nearly capitalist in 1989 before Tiananmen Square disaster
China
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1965-present
Only non-Asian communist country of today
Cuba
1967-90
Combined with North Yemen in 1990 to form today's Yemen
South Yemen
1969-91
Communism seized power in a bloodless coup in 1969. Civil war in 1991 ended the communist regime
Somalia
1970-92
First communist leader was the first African head of state who proclaimed himself a Marxist
Congo
1975-90
Successful overthrow of government in 1972
Benin
1975-90
Communism established here shortly after it gained independence from Portugal
Mozambique
1975-92
Communism established here shortly after it gained independence from Portugal
Angola
1975-present
Communist Pathet Lao movement came to power following a civil war
Laos
1976-present
Formed by South Vietnam and communist North Vietnam at end of Vietnam War
Vietnam
1978-92
Invaded by Soviet Union during war in 1978. Soviet Union withdrew in 1992
Afghanistan
1979-83
Invaded by US in 1983
Grenada
1979-89
Now Cambodia
Kampuchea
1987-91
Power fell to a military dictatorship known as the Derg
Ethiopia
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Level 63
Sep 13, 2016
North Korea is not a communist country nowadays, it's idealogy is Juche and it has dropped all references of communism in their constitution in 2009.
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Level 40
Sep 13, 2016
North Korea is still under communist rule.
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Level 68
May 21, 2017
I agree. North Korea is not communist, they never provided to there citizens. A communist country is supposed to have equality, but in North Korea everyone is forced to work for the supreme leader of the country. Also, I would argue that China is not communist from when Deng Xiaoping took the chairman position of the CCP. He opened China's economy to the world and turned China into the largest communist country.