to implement vs to enforce

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Do to implement and to enforce mean the same in this case?

"Countries that implemented one or another version of communism in the 20th century include Russia (as the Soviet Union), China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Cuba, and North Korea. In every case, communist dictators rose to power in order to enforce the reordering of the political and economic structure."
  • morior_invictus

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    No. "to implement" means to put (theory) into practice.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    implement n /ˈɪmplɪmənt/
    vb /ˈɪmplɪˌmɛnt/(transitive)
    • to carry out; put into action; perform: to implement a plan
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