Слава Советскому Союзу!
Glory to the Soviet Union!
.I think the issue's with the former soviet union wasn't just because of Communism.
Since the beginning the western world hated the socialist/communist ideal simply because it took away money.
When I mean beginning I mean like the 1840's, this was the industrial revolution and they idea of the workers rising up scared wealthy men, so the whole anti-communism thing began there. Even after the industrial revolution hatred towards communism and socialism remained.
During the 1920's when many African Americans were gaining rights, supporters were called communist but not the same as those from the USSR. Communism is a word which means a group of people who are against a thought, or ideal.
So the word communism was related to subjects that were very controversial.
From there WW2 and the Cold War just divided the two ideas even more. And this just might be me, but because the Western nations won, they can pretty much say what they want about Communism. I personally support the communist ideal, but I'm not against the capitalist one.