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Another word for socialism

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Noun
      1. A political system that advances revolutionary principles for achieving this condition, either as formulated by Marx or as modified by Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, etc., characterized by a single ruling party, centralized economic planning, the curtailment of individual liberties, etc.
      2. The Marxist-Leninist doctrine advocating revolution to overthrow the capitalist system and establish a dictatorship of the proletariat that will eventually evolve into a perfectly egalitarian and communal society.
      3. As envisioned by Marx, a future condition of mankind achieved after the revolutionary overthrow of capitalism and a transitional stage of socialism, and characterized by a largely self-regulating society whose members have renounced private property and personal wealth, national identity, social-class differences, etc.
      1. The cooperative socialistic system of Charles Fourier, a Frenchman, who recommended the reorganization of society into small communities, living in common.
      2. The doctrines of F. M. C. Fourier, esp. his proposed system for reorganizing society into small, self-sufficient, cooperative agricultural communities
      3. A system for social reform advocated by Charles Fourier in the early 1800s, proposing that society be organized into self-sustaining communal groups.
      1. (Historical) A 19th-century French political and social movement of the first half of the 19th century, based on a perception that industrialization and scientific discovery would have profound changes on society.
      1. The system of thought developed by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, and their followers
      2. The political and economic philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in which the concept of class struggle plays a central role in understanding society's allegedly inevitable development from bourgeois oppression under capitalism to a socialist and ultimately classless society.
      1. The communist theories, doctrines, policies, and methods of Lenin, including esp. his theory of the dictatorship of the proletariat and analysis of imperialism: a development of Marxism
      2. The theory and practice of proletarian revolution as developed by Lenin.
      1. The communist theories and policies of Mao Tse-tung
      2. The form of Marxism-Leninism developed in China chiefly by Mao Zedong.
      1. The theory, doctrine, or practice of an economy planned and controlled by the state, based on state ownership of public utilities, basic industries, etc.
    See also:

    government