I am only thinking about what I reply here so I guess I will jsut have to type that .... so that I get the ideas out of my head.
I mean it like this.
1. People organize a protest and rant about the goverment because it not building apartments and houses .... and gives them for free.
2. Peasants/farmers block a major highway and requiest that the goverment sets the prices of their products artificially high. So that they can have the profit they need.
This is happening in Itally as well ?
Plus we also have that kinds of apartments but here you dont pay the rent as far as I know.
And now we get to something that can be considered to be apsurd.
As my country is weird (in my opinion) we didn't exactly manage to have the communism either. (communism as a westener would imagine it)
The thing was that our communists were evaluated as "heretics" and have decided not to be loyal to the central commete in Moscow. If my knowledge of history is correct thing got even as for that the Stalin got some letters to STFU with his idiotisms and leave this country alone. A number of people actaully got killed because they had something to with Moscow.
What means that out communism had almost nothing to do with Soviet communism.
There were political repressions but economy was not too rigidly structured. For example it was possible to have small private business , organize a rock concert or go to the large brake u summer and travel around the country.
But since the country was a communist country the western powers had their reserves about "our little experiment". So Croatia as a part of Yugoslav federation stayed as a sort of a bubble between east and wast. (geographically and politically)
While today foreign corporations have choked most of the economy that has survived the war .... the problem is that this is a country where the annual budget is around 20-25 billion dollars and that is big goverment. If we cut the budget to be capitalistic then it wound be only a half of that. What means that the country as a whole is simply too small and too weak to survive the modern globalistic trends. Basically some corporation could just buy this country as a whole if they really wish to do that.
And now the apsurd
Our communism in alot of ways was closer to the traditional American capitalism than our *cough*capitalism*cough*. In this country it seems that there has been a flip in terminology due to the historical circumstances. So it is no wonder that the country is in serious ideological chaos ...... since nothing in practice is as it should be or how it is designed in theory.
In what kind of a country free market capitalists are going on elections with socialists as a coalition between the two parties .... and unified political force !?
(for 3 elections in a row)