Emigration: escaping communism

Tyrannical governments of all sorts have been undermined by the emigration of people from these regimes. Some communist regimes, while in power, blocked the exit of people from their countries. Despite this, people emigrated illegally from these countries in large numbers. The emigrants were able to secure greater freedom and prosperity for themselves. Further, by the very act of emigrating, they shed light on the tyranny of communist regimes. Some of these emigrants used the freedom of speech of their destination countries to speak openly against the communist regimes. This may have hastened the end of some of the tyrannical communist regimes.

When countries with free speech maintain open borders to those emigrating from tyrannical communist regimes, this advances the cause of freedom and prosperity around the world.

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