> If in the US a communist party were to win the elections, you would have collectivized property in no time -- nothing in the US constitution precludes it (and even if it did it would be ammended).
The Constitution could certainly be amended, though the requirements for an amendment are higher than simply winning elections; amendments must be ratified by three-fourths of the state governments. I doubt fully collectivized property would be considered legal under the current Constitution, however, due to the 5th Amendment:
> No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
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