My research question I have developed is: Does Communism always lead to dictatorship and tyranny? I think this is a question I have often found myself wondering. Is North Korea, China, the U.S.S.R. what Karl Marx envisioned with Communism? Did Marx maybe foresee such an outcome? What would he say to the leaders of these nations and their “communist” leaders? I ask this question because most, if not all, the countries that have claimed they’re a Communist country, have had a history of terrible Human Rights violations. When I think of Communism I think of the millions that have died under the rule of Communism. I am passionate about Human Rights and it has been a driving force in my educational career and it would seem many Communist countries have a horrible track record for Human Rights violations. But I have also wondered, is there a country or perhaps a community that is Communist that does not have a dictatorship? Why have dictatorships happened in other countries and not others? Perhaps there is no answer to some of these questions. Or maybe they haven’t been found….yet! I have yet to find resources and already my question has opened the door to many questions!