These capitalist pigs robbed us! (r/communismmemes)

These capitalist pigs robbed us! (r/communismmemes) 7

These capitalist pigs robbed us! (r/communismmemes) 8

These capitalist pigs robbed us! (r/communismmemes)

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  1. Great post. I’ve always thought it was kinda hilarious that we claimed victory from that one achievement. It’s still a big achievement but the USSR still deserves more credit than it got.

  2. Being on the Moon is absolutely useless, but its a great image to create in people’s minds. Its a thing that everyone can understand and is much more influential than scientific research on one random satellite.

  3. I work with a lot of native Russians, and it’s very interesting to talk with them about the space race. I like to ask them whether they think Yuri Gagarin being the first person in space, or Neil Armstrong being the first person on the moon was the more important accomplishment. Without fail, Russians say Gagarin, Americans say Armstrong

  4. But Americans have never lost a man *in space*

    Yeah but they did lose like 3 men on the landing pad who burned to death because the designers forgot to add a door handle…

  5. Technically the first animal in space was a fruit fly launched on an american V-2 rocket in like 1947-48 time frame, along with several other animals prior to Laika, i know this because i got the question wrong after saying laika and looked it up. Fruitflies made it to an altitude of 69 miles, with the established line of space being 62 miles. Laika was the first animal to achieve orbital altitude though!

  6. But this meme isn’t true. If you look at the space race. It was actually around 50/50 in inventions but the US was first to the moon. The UK and Canada should also be on the list as well.

  7. It’s amazing to think that the USSR did all this with the fraction of US’s budget. (Although USSR was more unsafe than the US.)

  8. Every one of those is much less impressive than landing a person on the moon and bringing them back alive, and the “milestones” you choose are so similar its comical, but if it gives Europeans a chance to bash America let’s believe it completely.

  9. One could argue that reaching the moon was way more complicated than any of those steps the USSR took before. The agena missions already completed very complicated tasks (eg. first docking in space?) this list doesn‘t include. Then again the N1 rocket also never worked.

    I‘m german so there‘s no national bias (I could think of) involved here but in my perception, the Apollo missions where just the biggest achievements in the space race.

    Also I‘m super open to discussion and love learning about this stuff, so please contradict me if you have some points

  10. Nowadays American astronauts travel to space, work and live in space with Russian astronauts anyway. The idea that there is or was a space race is frankly dumb ans mostly just a product of the politicians. Folks in the scientific community would much rather cooperate with one another regardless of nationality.

  11. “By landing on the moon, the United States effectively “won” the space race that had begun with Sputnik’s launch in 1957. For their part, the Soviets made four failed attempts to launch a lunar landing craft between 1969 and 1972, including a spectacular launch-pad explosion in July 1969. From beginning to end, the American public’s attention was captivated by the space race, and the various developments by the Soviet and U.S. space programs were heavily covered in the national media. This frenzy of interest was further encouraged by the new medium of television. Astronauts came to be seen as the ultimate American heroes, and earth-bound men and women seemed to enjoy living vicariously through them. Soviets, in turn, were pictured as the ultimate villains, with their massive, relentless efforts to surpass America and prove the power of the communist system.”


  12. Did you also know they brutally murdered and enslaved their own citizens because they said something they didn’t like? r/stopcommiespam

  13. I’m not some big defender of capitalism…but abducting Nazi scientists helped Russia with most of this right? They took Germany’s rocket data, etc? Russian planes even had copies of BMW engines,in them. Probably better examples of communism working and being decent than Soviet Russia.

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