Communism they will think of Gulags or Pol Pot or Stasi or, more generally, tough oppression. Many people will think of the antique Cuban cars or about young people fighting for a better future of many other things.
Should fascist and communist parties be legal in the Democracy?

Here because you assimilate communism to stalinism. One could be defined independently of the other. Did Karl Marx organize the Gulags in Syberia? Did Josef Stalin organize the end of the state? I am not sure.

It is possible to think the differences whether you leave the ideological categories created by the context of Cold-War.

Then, I am not claiming that any is preferable. I am asking for further precision in the way to use words which have a history.

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