is really that pilgrims of usa started with a form of socialism?
- regeruggedLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Yes, they did. The plan was for everyone to work and produce. Then put the efforts efforts of their labor into the common good. After about one year, half of the colonists died. Then the land was parceled out and the people were left to their own devices. Voila! Free enterprise took over.
- rickLv 72 months ago
The pilgrims were more communist.
- martinLv 72 months ago
Within their own ranks, the Pilgrims certainly cared for each other and lived by the later established Marxist rule of to each according to his or her needs, and from each according to his or her abilities.
- ∅Lv 72 months ago
actually, they started out with NO real government, so anarchy.
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- TroyLv 52 months ago
We live in a form of socialism. All societies have a form of socialism.
- Old Man DirtLv 72 months ago
In the most ancient of society it was the function of the leader to make sure:
1. Every one had a job.
2. That every one had something to eat, wear and a place to sleep.
At some point slavery became institutionalized.
Modern socialism is just a primitive culture in a modern society with all the citizens being the slaves except for the political élite.
Meaning the Pilgrims were just as much a socialist society as the Cherokee's.
- BobLv 72 months ago
no, socialism is when the government owns and runs all the businesses and property. there were no governments back then and nothing to run.
- SquidmasterLv 72 months ago
No, not at all.
They likely started without currency, but they still had clearly defined social roles and leadership structures, and an entrenched class system.