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Jews...and their Polish experience


lesser 4 | 1,311  
17 Jan 2008 /  #511
But lack of competition doesn't mean no competition. You had several mining, automobile, shipbuilding, and energy company

Basically it means lack of competition. Central planing cause that goods from one factory are destined to some area and goods from other company to other area. Owner is the same (the state), so no reason to compete.

The only reason I see for Kremlin to favor one company is propaganda. Later they could invite western journalists and show them how great Soviet industry really is. But this is "very special" exception.

Automobile industry is a specific business. Communist countries were not leading in this industry. In Poland you had almost only Fiats and Polonezs, in Czecholslovakia Skodas and in Soviet Union probably Ladas. Polish state for example gave a license to Italian owners of Fiat to sell their inferior cars over here. Others were not allowed to the market.

About energy companies, just recently in Poland they try to liberalize a bit this market. Before you have no choice at all, paid your bills to one supplier.

Soviets shipyards worked practically only for a goverment. No market here at all.

Communists sucks, checked many times...
matthias 3 | 429  
17 Jan 2008 /  #512
Better way I guess for me to state it their was lack of competition inside the satallite countries but their was competition between the satallites of USSR to be favored by the kremlin because the kremlin chooses the distribution of work and food and other resources. However back to my original point SU collapsed because they only invested all their resources on the military and with their weak economy and not taking other industries into account led to their downfall.
lesser 4 | 1,311  
18 Jan 2008 /  #513
Here is good example of competition in communist era shops.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
18 Jan 2008 /  #514
Nope, this is a scene after the competition took place.
The two shoppers are simply some marouders ;)
matthias 3 | 429  
18 Jan 2008 /  #515
I don't even know how we got on this subject my main concernwas SU collapse had a lot to do with military spending and the economy was not developed like in the west to handle it.
kasiapink - | 2  
27 Apr 2009 /  #516
Oh My goodness,
I'm a polish girl who has grown up in the uk, And from experience of polish people, they are very anti-semitic! It's unbelievable, pretty racist country to start with, never mind picking on the poor jews. Yes poles helped some of them during the war, but what about the untold cruelty that the poles inflicted upon the jew? They have done nothing wrong, and yet to this day, after all the suffering they have endured, people still **** on them from a great height. Its disgusting!
Ironside 51 | 11,510  
27 Apr 2009 /  #517
maybe one where he's not giving a heil hitler style salute......:)

Well nice way of presenting your view ] I sorry that at the same time you showed yourself to be a dull arse.
Miru 1 | 24  
28 Apr 2009 /  #518
I'm a polish girl who has grown up in the uk

Don't believe in everything you hear about Poland from the British.
Your post shows that you have completely zero knowledge about your own country, it's history and experiences. Jews had a far better life than Poles under the partitions and 88% of them didn't speak a word of polish. Were they 'poor' then?

Were we supposed to love them?

They have done nothing wrong, and yet to this day, after all the suffering they have endured, people still **** on them from a great height. Its disgusting!

The same can be said about Poles. Why are we always accused after all we've been through? But of course YOU know nothing about that.

untold cruelty that the poles inflicted upon the jew?

If it's so 'untold' then how come everybody talks about it? It just so happens that there were just as many massacres of Poles done by heroic, poor Jews.

Neither nation is blameless.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
28 Apr 2009 /  #519
never mind picking on the poor jews

lol...

about your own country

It's not her country...
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
28 Apr 2009 /  #520
Yes poles helped some of them during the war, but what about the untold cruelty that the poles inflicted upon the jew? They have done nothing wrong, and yet to this day, after all the suffering they have endured, people still **** on them from a great height. Its disgusting!

welcome to PF. there's never enough young inteligent people with a wide historical knowledge.

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