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