Bolshevism


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Bolshevism: flouncy

Bol·she·vism

also bol·she·vism  (bōl′shə-vĭz′əm, bŏl′-)
n.
1. The strategy developed by the Bolsheviks between 1903 and 1917 with a view to seizing state power and establishing a dictatorship of the proletariat.
2. Soviet Communism.

Bolshevism

a radical wing of the Russian Social Democratie Labor party, favoring revolutionary tactics to achieve full socialization and, under the leadership of Ulyanov (Lenin), setting up from 1917-20 the present Soviet regime. — Bolshevik, Bolshevist, n., adj.
See also: Communism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bolshevism - Soviet communismBolshevism - Soviet communism      
communism - a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership
revisionism - a moderate evolutionary form of Marxism
revisionism - any dangerous departure from the teachings of Marx
Translations

Bolshevism

[ˈbɒlʃəvɪzəm] Nbolchevismo m

Bolshevism

[ˈbɒlʃɪvɪzəm] nbolchevisme m

Bolshevism

Bolshevism

[ˈbɒlʃəvɪzm] nbolscevismo
References in periodicals archive ?
The year 1917, which was a black moment of war and Bolshevism, was also a brilliant moment for poetrythe year of T.
It is often said that 'the germ of Stalinism was in Bolshevism from its beginning'," Serge wrote in 1937.
This exceptionally well researched and insightful biography analyses his struggle to help liberate the Russian people from tsarist oppression in the latter half of the 19th century before going on to discuss his opposition to Bolshevism following the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Vladimir Burtsev and the Struggle for a Free Russia: A Revolutionary in the Time of Tsarism and Bolshevism
But the homeland had been crushed by war and many of the people wondered why these soldiers had gotten captured, whether they had been infected with Bolshevism, and what role they had played in Germany's defeat.
Virtually all political historians are prepared to accept the general proposition that the Bolshevism of V.
Germany started a head-count of Jewish soldiers, in Eastern Europe Jews were accused of Bolshevism and of Anti-Bolshevism.
Far from being a hawk, even before the war had ended Churchill was advising the British War Cabinet, "We might have to build up the German army, as it was important to get Germany on her legs again for fear of the spread of Bolshevism.
In Smith's view, while this analysis might be appropriate to the early Stalinist period, it is altogether inapplicable to Bolshevism.
Kevin Morgan, Bolshevism, Syndicalism and the General Strike: the lost Internationalist World of A.
This worldview also blamed the Jews for Bolshevism, which might seem like a contradiction, but is not.
The Government feared that Glasgow and the industrial heartlands around it would become a hotbed of Bolshevism.