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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
CS Lewis, being somewhat hypocritical

Countries, sometimes fictious, ruled by communist regimes. As a rule of thumb, these tend to be what happens to Ruritania when People's Republic of Tyranny is installed there.

These places are often pretty depressing, dominated by dilapidated concrete architecture, people wearing drab Commie clothing and probably even the weather cold and rainy (unless it's some place like Cuba). Basic utilities are substandard, there are shortages of almost everything and what little consumer goods are produced are absolute rubbish, especially the cars. Locals, besides the clothing, tend to be The Eeyore or Apathetic Citizens, and even if not, they tend to be very keen on Gallows Humour and alcohol. Talking Is a Free Action doesn't apply (in the literal sense) here. On the up side, there's always someone caring for you. You can as well expect secret weapons facilities (especially in the biological field of WMD).

Compare Eagle Land.

Examples of Commie Land include:




Live Action TV

  • The Klingons on the original Star Trek were supposed to be like this, but that didn't exactly pan out. The Romulans were later developed in TNG as being similar to commie land.
  • A frequent setting in Mission Impossible.

Multiple Media

Video games

  • Cold War centers around an American trapped in one of these.
  • The Malden islands and the Republic of Nogova in Operation Flashpoint are former Commie Lands, which managed to split from the USSR in the 70s and 80s.
  • The Democratic Republic of Sahrani in ARMA : Armed Assault. Chernarus in ARMA II is a former Commie Land, with one of the factions in the game wanting to restore the past regime.
  • Novistrana from Republic : The Revolution.

Tabletop Games

Web Original

Western Animation