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communism

See also: Communism

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒm.juˌnɪzm̩/

EtymologyEdit

A calque of the German word Kommunismus (from Marx and Engels's Manifesto of the German Communist Party), in turn a calque of the French word communisme, which was formed from commun (common), from Latin communis, and the suffix -isme (-ism).

The red flag, particularly when marked with a yellow hammer intersecting a yellow sickle, is an iconic symbol of communism.

NounEdit

communism (plural communisms)

  1. Any political philosophy or ideology advocating holding the production of resources collectively.
  2. Any political social system that implements a communist political philosophy.
  3. The international socialist society where classes and the state no longer exist.

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