22 countries that declared themselves to be socialist states under the Marxist–Leninist or Maoist definition – that is to say, “Communist states” failed in SIMILAR ways: famines, genocide and dictatorship.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_state for the list of failures. List of such failed countries include:
Yet the only argument Marxists today have against such failures is a Not True Scotsman fallacy – i.e. that they weren’t actually whatever the Marxists want a society to be. A more blatant denial of logic, reason and evidence cannot be found when one considers that famines like holodomor killed more people than the holocaust.