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The political and socioeconomic principles and policies of Fidel Castro.

Cas′tro·ist, Cas′tro·ite′ (-īt′) adj. & n.
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(ˈkæs troʊˌɪz əm)

the political, social, and revolutionary theories and policies advocated by Fidel Castro.
Cas′tro•ist, Cas′tro•ite`, n., adj.
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the doctrines and policies of Fidel Castro, communist premier of Cuba.
See also: Communism, Government, Politics
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Noun1.Castroism - a form of communism developed in Cuba by Fidel Castro
communism - a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society
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[ˈkæstrəʊɪzəm] Ncastrismo m
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