Communism is a social, political and economic ideology and movement with the ultimate goal of replacing private property with public ownership.
Communism is structured on common ownership of the means of production and natural resources of a society, to replace private property and a private-based economy. French philosopher and writer Victor d'Hupay coined the term in its current meaning in 1777; 16th century English statesman Thomas More is also said to have advocated a form of communism in his book Utopia. In its modern form, communism grew out of the socialist movement in 19th-century Europe.
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An online archive for old home movies from former East Germany was launched in Berlin on Monday. The "Open Memory Box" offers hundreds of hours of personal videos during some the GDR's most difficult and disturbing times. Those behind the project hope it will help transform stereotypes from a history that's sometimes misunderstood. Natalie Carney has more from the German capital.
September 11 marked 30 years since Hungary opened its border to tens of thousands of refugees from what was then East Germany. They were then allowed to leave for the West. The massive exodus began at the stroke of midnight on September 11 and continued for days and months. Correspondent Stefan Bos watched the event unfold then, and speaks with Keith Walker about what happened.