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[mass noun] A theory or system of social organization in which all property is owned by the community and each person contributes and receives according to their ability and needs.See also Marxism
collectivism, state ownership, socialism, radical socialismsovietism, bolshevism, marxism, neo-marxism, leninism, marxism–leninism, trotskyism, maoismView synonyms
- ‘First, it has to be remembered that the collapse of communism came quickly and was not anticipated.’
- ‘Yesterday's is the fifth fully free parliamentary election since the transition from communism to multiparty democracy in 1989.’
- ‘True communism has no government and people own and operate everything communally.’
- ‘I returned to Japan in 1948, and I found the red flags of communism everywhere.’
- ‘In Eastern Europe it was abolished with the fall of communism and adoption of democracy.’
- ‘These led to the dismantling and collapse of communism throughout Eastern and Central Europe.’
- ‘You don't seem to know the difference between capitalism, communism and socialism.’
- ‘One of the themes of her book is China's change from old communism to new capitalism.’
- ‘The chief cause of the end of the cold war was the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.’
- ‘Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union until the collapse of communism a decade ago.’
- ‘Capitalism and communism diminish the status of the individual, both as a citizen and as a human being.’
- ‘The Poles' victory at Warsaw was seen at the time as the salvation of European democracy in the face of communism.’
- ‘Without him, it might not have been feasible to negotiate the transition from communism to democracy.’
- ‘One might expect that Marx would go on to explain in some detail what communism would be like.’
- ‘Men dominated the occupational system during communism, and this has not changed.’
- ‘Under socialism or communism, producers of profit and receivers of profit are the same people.’
Mid 19th century: from French communisme, from commun (see common).
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