One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.See also Marxism
collectivism, state ownership, socialism, radical socialismView synonyms
- ‘You don't seem to know the difference between capitalism, communism and socialism.’
- ‘Men dominated the occupational system during communism, and this has not changed.’
- ‘The chief cause of the end of the cold war was the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.’
- ‘First, it has to be remembered that the collapse of communism came quickly and was not anticipated.’
- ‘One might expect that Marx would go on to explain in some detail what communism would be like.’
- ‘In Eastern Europe it was abolished with the fall of communism and adoption of democracy.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I returned to Japan in 1948, and I found the red flags of communism everywhere.’
- ‘The Poles' victory at Warsaw was seen at the time as the salvation of European democracy in the face of communism.’
- ‘True communism has no government and people own and operate everything communally.’
- ‘Yesterday's is the fifth fully free parliamentary election since the transition from communism to multiparty democracy in 1989.’
- ‘Under socialism or communism, producers of profit and receivers of profit are the same people.’
- ‘One of the themes of her book is China's change from old communism to new capitalism.’
- ‘These led to the dismantling and collapse of communism throughout Eastern and Central Europe.’
- ‘Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union until the collapse of communism a decade ago.’
Mid 19th century: from French communisme, from commun (see common).
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