Originally posted by russ_watters
No, I said in reality because in reality, Soviets cared little about their country because their country cared little for them.
On the contrary, Soviets cared for their country as much as any other people. Nationalism is a virus that infects almost every country regardless of living conditions or ideology.
Any system in practice forces people to care about themselves. Because self-preservation is a basic human instinct. An economic system isn't going to change that in the space of a few hundred years.