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Sta·lin·ism

 (stä′lə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The bureaucratic, authoritarian exercise of state power and mechanistic application of Marxist-Leninist principles associated with Stalin.

Sta′lin·ist adj. & n.
Sta′lin·ize′ v.

Stalinism

(ˈstɑːlɪˌnɪzəm)
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)

n.
the principles and practice of communism associated with Stalin, characterized by the extreme suppression of opposition, totalitarian rule, and an aggressive foreign policy.
[1925–30]
Sta′lin•ist, n., adj.

Stalinism

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

Stalinism

The form of communist theory or practice associated with Joseph Stalin, typified by totalitarianism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Stalinism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)Stalinism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
police state - a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
Translations
stalinismo
stalinismi
staljinizam
sztálinizmus
stalinismo

Stalinism

[ˈstɑːlɪnɪzəm] Nestalinismo m

Stalinism

[ˈstɑːlɪˌnɪzəm] nstalinismo
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Kathy attended the parent-run progressive Downtown Community School in lower Manhattan, founded by her father and Margaret Mead; parental meetings were rocked by fights between Trotskyites and Stalinists, Stalinists and liberals.
Not mentioned by the Bush administration, or its courtiers in the "conservative" media (such as Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity), was that two of the signatories--Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller and Hungarian Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy are retread Stalinists.
Stalinists destroyed the only Catholic church in Baku in the 1930s, and the Azeri Church presently operates out of a small suburban house run as a mission by Salesian priests.
The Albanians have gone through unimaginable torment ever since the collapse of the little red cardhouse built by the Stalinists, and it is no surprise that his protagonists find it impossible to extract themselves from the ruins and get on with their lives.
Most fundamentally, it reverses the numerator and denominator in the theoretical equation that Poiger set up in her earlier discussion of the discursive affinities between Stalinists and conservatives.
This "No Strike Pledge" flew in the face of the newly created Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) but yet was supported by the "statesman-like leadership over the will of the millions of workers of the CIO, with the help of the Stalinists.
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