My dad taught me: You can't go fighting the globe & convincing others to help you fight wars WITHOUT permitting them to then later call your home their own.
That's why Ireland is full of Foreigners.
The numbers speak for themselves, the rapid urbanisation providing housing and employment for the majority of the population means that the Communist regime did lift an awful lot of people out of absolute poverty.
You're mad! that is Communist propaganda. Non-Communist countries lifted more people out of absolute poverty than any communist countries did without the fanfare. Many Communist countries made their people's lives a misery, look at Stalin, Mao, North Korea, Albania / Enver Hoxha, Ceausescu , most of the others weren't Paradises, they just suffocated their people and the countries just stagnated, Living-standards improved at only a snail's pace, there was no innovation only a bad imitation of the West. Fiat up-dated his fleet and sold off it old decades obsolete equipment and designs and Bang! We hav the Lada! Russian just bought their whole factories and transported them to their Empire.
After the War Austria and Czechoslovakia had roughly the same income per head, 45 years later Austria had an income per head 4 times that of Czechoslovakia, I think the contrast between West Germany and East Germany was even greater, and of course the contrast between South Korea and North Korea is ridiculous. North Korean one of the poorest countries in the World has regular famines and is considered the most oppressiv country in the World and South Korea is one of Asian's success stories, has one highest living-standards in Asia, full democratic rights and good quality of Life. Look at the contrast between the old Hong Kong and mainland China, Hong Kong had an income per head about the same as Italy whereas mainland China had the world's biggest Famines, which would you prefer?
I don't see why brits hate us. Our pilots (some of the best around) helped them fight ON THEIR LAND and LOST THEIR LIVES for THEIR land.
It is you that Hate Us. it is you that talk $h!t about us and about Historical figures like Churchill, it is you that think that we owe you, think you entitled to everything in Britain, who look down upon and sneer at the people of Britain.