sovietism


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sovietism

(ˈsəʊvɪɪˌtɪzəm; ˈsɒv-)
n (sometimes capital)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the principle or practice of government through soviets, esp as practised in the former Soviet Union
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any characteristic deemed representative of Soviet ideology
ˈsovietist n, adj
ˌsovietˈistic adj

Sovietism, sovietism

1. the soviet system of government and the principles and practices of such a government.
2. a policy, action, etc., typical of the Soviet Union. — Sovietist, sovietist, n., adj.
See also: Russia
1. the soviet system of government and the principles and practices of such a government.
2. a policy, action, etc., typical of the Soviet Union. — Sovietist, sovietist, n., adj.
See also: Government
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sovietism - Soviet communismsovietism - 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
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