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Stalinism (ˈstɑːlɪˌnɪzəm Pronunciation for Stalinism



  1. the theory and form of government associated with Stalin: a variant of Marxism-Leninism characterized by totalitarianism, rigid bureaucracy, and loyalty to the state

Derived Forms

ˈStalinist noun, adjective

Example Sentences Including 'Stalinism'

All these failures of the democratic process do not mean that Russia is heading back to Stalinism.
Misc (1995)
Even when the war was over, and it had lost a third of its population, Poland became the property of Stalinism.
Independent (1999)
Of course Amis is right about the British left's utter subservience to Stalinism.
Readers of Russian history will note some resonance with the tactics abroad during the dark days of Stalinism.
Independent (1999)
Such was the logic of Stalinism : work yourself to death to build a socialist future.
Hirst, Paul After Thatcher


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