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We will proceed toward better socialism rather than away from it. Kishlansky, Mark A. (editor) Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)Britain cannot cut itself off from the world hoping to institute socialism in one country. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Meanwhile we turn our eyes from a blight on our national life that socialism was invented to remedy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The "two worlds" view of capitalism and socialism also seems to have drawn support from a very different quarter. Harrison, David The Sociology of Modernization and Development (1988)They are part of a protest cycle, not the harbinger of a new national socialism. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Rather that socialism - that democracy - extended to economic and other aspects of social life. Roper, Jon Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)Thus, in both modern capitalism and socialism the production process is strongly determined by those persons or groups who are the owners of crucial resources. Sanderson, Stephen K. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)That is, once socialism replaced capitalism, classes would be abolished and class struggle would cease. Sanderson, Stephen K. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)

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Translations for 'socialism'

British English: socialism /ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm/ NOUN
Socialism is a political system with the aim of creating a society in which everyone has an equal opportunity to benefit from a country's wealth. Under socialism, the country's main industries are usually owned by the state.
...capitalism and socialism.
  • American English: socialism
  • Arabic: اشْتِرَاكِيَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: socialismo
  • Chinese: 社会主义
  • Croatian: socijalizam
  • Czech: socialismus
  • Danish: socialisme
  • Dutch: socialisme
  • European Spanish: socialismo
  • Finnish: sosialismi
  • French: socialisme
  • German: Sozialismus
  • Greek: σοσιαλισμός
  • Italian: socialismo
  • Japanese: 社会主義
  • Korean: 사회주의
  • Norwegian: sosialisme
  • Polish: socjalizm
  • European Portuguese: socialismo
  • Romanian: socialism
  • Russian: социализм
  • Latin American Spanish: socialismo
  • Swedish: socialism
  • Thai: ระบบสังคมนิยม
  • Turkish: sosyalizm
  • Ukrainian: соціалізм
  • Vietnamese: chủ nghĩa xã hội


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