World Cultures: Comparing China and the United States
Religions are very different in both countries. In the US most people are Christian, but there is a freedom of religion so you have the right to practice any religion that you want to. In China they are against religion, because it brings people away from communism, they want communism to be the official religion of China. Status symbols of living in the US are things that you can buy, cars, houses, clothes etc
. In China everyone is given an equal
amount of money because of the communist society, so it is much harder to have these sort of things. US people value money, the next thing they are saving up for, a new boat, or something else of value. But in China their values are different, mostly because of their communist government. They want to do everything for the good of the group, or their country, the more they can help out the better.
The government of China you probably already know, it's one of the last communist governments left in the world. In a communist government the government runs everything, the businesses and jobs, they pay everyone equally. This does though have problems. People have no incentive to work, no matter how good a job they do they still get the same pay. In the US we have a Democratic-Republic which means we eletc
who we want to run the government for
us. People are free to sell anything for any price they want as long it has been approved and is not an illegal substance. The US has always been a Democratic-Republic, that was the reason why the United States was formed. China though has not always been communist. In 1949 Mao Se Dung started the Communist revolution and changed China to a Communist country and it has been Communist ever since then. There are no social classes in a Communist society everyone is equal and on the same level, because everyone is supposed to have the same amount of money. This didn't work quite exactly...
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