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The bureaucratic, authoritarian exercise of state power and mechanistic application of Marxist-Leninist principles associated with Stalin.
Sta′lin·ist adj. & n.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the theory and form of government associated with Stalin: a variant of Marxism-Leninism characterized by totalitarianism, rigid bureaucracy, and loyalty to the state
ˈStalinist n, adj
Sta•lin•ism(ˈstɑ ləˌnɪz əm)
the principles and practice of communism associated with Stalin, characterized by the extreme suppression of opposition, totalitarian rule, and an aggressive foreign policy.
Sta′lin•ist, n., adj.
the communistic theories and practices developed by Joseph Stalin from Marxism and Leninism, especially his development of the cult of the individual with himself at its center, his advocacy of national revolution, and his extensive use of secret police and slave-labor camps to reduce opposition. — Stalinist, n., adj. — Stalinistic, adj.See also: Communism
The form of communist theory or practice associated with Joseph Stalin, typified by totalitarianism.
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|Noun||1.||Stalinism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)|
dictatorship, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, totalitarianism, tyranny, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, absolutism
police state - a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)