- Castroism – Fidel Castro (1926), Cuba
- Leninism(also called Marxism-Leninism) – Vladmir Lenin (1870–1924), Russia
- Maoism – Mao Zedong (1893–1976), China
- Marxism – Karl Marx (1818–1883), Germany
- Trotskyism – Leon Trotsky (1879–1940), Russia
Audio Pronunciation: (com·mu·nism)
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- Plural: communisms
- Communism is often compare and contrasted to other economic systems such as capitalism and socialism.
- Also called state monopoly capitalism.
- A (noun) communist advocates for communism.
- “Though Marx is often identified with the communist revolutions and social governments that appeared in many nations in the 20th century, Marx actually had little to say about communism or socialism. Marx was a utopian who centered his attention on capitalism and its internal dynamics, assuming that when socialism replaced capitalism many of world’s problems would disappear” (Hughes and Kroehler 2008:12).
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- mode of production
- relations to production
- social movement
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