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Cause (a country or economic activity) to be organized on the principles of communism:‘the region was communized after World War II’
- ‘Whatever else happens, we must not stick to the ideas of communizing the South or absorbing the North.’
- ‘The Soviet Union communized the region after World War II, and it has adopted liberal democracy in the last decade, at least in principle.’
- ‘As long as the country is dreaming of communizing the entire peninsula, sanctions of any kind would not work well.’
- ‘In the immediate postwar period, under Tito's leadership, Yugoslavia became the most communized country of Eastern Europe.’
- ‘His attempts to communize the growing and distribution of grain, as history grimly tells us, resulted in the starvation of millions of people.’
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