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Communism and Capitalism DBQPart 1:Using information from the document(s), answer the question(s) that follow the document.DOCUMENT 1:“Katia,” a 16-year-old ninth grader from Moscow (quote) (1980)“Capitalisms are rich people who own factories and have lots of money and workers…. A factorycanbelong to one person in Capitalism but in (Communism) it belongs to the government…. I amfor theidea of (Communism). It seems to me that you have more of an opportunity to live well. Youwon’t loseyour job in (Communism) …I’ve heard about the unemployment problem in America.People can’t findany kind of job…. That’s the way we heard about it – that (in) the West,unemployment, everythingthere is bad, a real mess.”Describe the speaker’s point of view about capitalism.
DOCUMENT 2:Ralph Waldo Emerson (adapted)“Wealth brings with it its own checks and balances. The basis of (a capitalism) economy isnoninterference (by the government). The only safe rule is found in the self-adjusting meter ofdemandand supply. Open the doors of opportunity to talent and virtue and they will do themselvesjustice, andproperty will not be in bad hands. In a free and just commonwealth, property rushes

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