revisionism

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re·vi·sion·ism

 (rĭ-vĭzh′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. Advocacy of the revision of an accepted, usually long-standing view, theory, or doctrine, especially a revision of historical events and movements.
2. A recurrent tendency within the Communist movement to revise Marxist theory in such a way as to provide justification for a retreat from the revolutionary to the reformist position.

re·vi′sion·ist adj. & n.

revisionism

(rɪˈvɪʒəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital)
a. a moderate, nonrevolutionary version of Marxism developed in Germany around 1900
b. (in Marxist-Leninist ideology) any dangerous departure from the true interpretation of Marx's teachings
2. the advocacy of revision of some political theory, religious doctrine, historical or critical interpretation, etc
3. (Judaism) (usually capital) an ultra-nationalist form of Zionism that arose in Palestine in the 1940s
reˈvisionist n, adj

re•vi•sion•ism

(rɪˈvɪʒ əˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. (among Communists) any departure from Marxist doctrine, theory, or practice, esp. the tendency to favor reform above revolutionary change.
2. advocacy of revision, esp. of some authoritative or generally accepted doctrine, theory, or practice.
[1900–05]
re•vi′sion•ist, n., adj.

revisionism

Marxism. any deviation from Marxist theory, doctrines, or practice, especially to modify revolution to evolution. — revisionist, n., adj.
See also: Communism
a movement to reexamine historical information in the light of current knowledge. — revisionist, n., adj.
See also: History
the advocacy of revision, especially in relation to court decisions. — revisionist, n. — revisionary, adj.
See also: Law
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revisionism - any dangerous departure from the teachings of Marx
Bolshevism, collectivism, sovietism - Soviet communism
2.revisionism - a moderate evolutionary form of Marxism
Bolshevism, collectivism, sovietism - Soviet communism
Translations

revisionism

[rɪˈvɪʒənɪzəm] Nrevisionismo m

revisionism

revisionism

[rɪˈvɪʒəˌnɪzəm] n (Pol) → revisionismo
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After all, as recent experience in the South China Sea has made clear, no single power can impose sufficient costs on China for its maritime and territorial revisionism, much less compel Chinese leaders to change course.
This will embolden China not just to militarize fully its seven man-made islands there, but also to pursue territorial revisionism in other regions, from the East China Sea to the western Himalayas.
Territorial Revisionism and the Allies of Germany in the Second World War
Kershaw identifies four major causes for this catastrophe: an explosion of ethnic-racist nationalism, bitter and irreconcilable demands for territorial revisionism, acute class conflict given concrete focus through the Bolshevik Revolution, and a protracted crisis of capitalism.
In 2014, Modi took office after a campaign in which he cannily challenged Chinese territorial revisionism even as he promised to boost India-China business ties.
With potential instability on the Korean Peninsula and sovereignty disputes in the East and South China Seas, it belies strategic logic for Beijing to open a new front of territorial revisionism," said a recent Foreign Policy article.
Ten chapters discuss the role of Sudeten German and Transylvanian Hungarian political elites as actors of revisionism before and during the war, the ethnic policy of the Nazis towards the Volksdeutsche in Central and Eastern Europe, Hungarian revisionism in thought and action from 1920 to 1941, Bulgarian territorial revisionism and Bulgaria's rapprochement with the Third Reich, the politics and military action of ethnic Ukrainian collaboration, Polish-Ukrainian conflict in occupied territories before and during the war, the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization and Bulgarian revisionism from 1923 to 1944, and Romanian revisionism during the war.
Ablonczy paints a memorable and convincing picture of the four stages of the life of this religious, illiberal nationalist (two of which are centered on his two terms as prime minister, covering 1918 to 1921 and 1938 to 1941), who actively and, in his own view, scientifically supported the cause of Hungarian territorial revisionism after 1920, but was ready to draw on various arguments and accept compromises, and whose anticommunist convictions were coupled with anti-Semitism that manifested itself in an inflexible doctrinaire stance and commitment to discriminatory legislation.