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[mass noun] (among communists, or in communist countries) the pursuance of factional interests in opposition to official Communist Party policy.
- ‘Mixing this article together with a reference to Lenin's article ‘Left Wing Communism’ Straw accused Trotsky of ‘factionalism,’ ‘splittism,’ ‘ultra-leftism,’ and ‘wider infantile disorders.’’
- ‘And the ‘splittism’ of the Left is partially a result of the fact that we really do believe in what we say.’
- ‘The most prominent threats were listed as ‘infiltration and sabotage by hostile overseas forces’, ‘disturbance by nationalist splittism forces’ and ‘religious extremists and terrorists’.’
- ‘‘Their intention is to advocate splittism under the pretext of a different interpretation,’ Zhu told reporters.’
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