Communism is a type of government and way of living. It is different from the way we live in the United States. In communism, the Government owns things like factories, farms, and stores. People in a communist country do not have to worry about losing their job or not having enough money, because the Government takes care of them. Everybody shares their money and resources with each other. People in communism also get to vote on important issues, like what kind of laws to make or who is in charge.