Definition of Leninism

1. Noun. The political and economic theories of Lenin which provided the guiding doctrine of the Soviet Union; the modification of Marxism by Lenin stressed that imperialism is the highest form of capitalism (which shifts the struggle from developed to underdeveloped countries).

Exact synonyms: Marxism-leninism
Generic synonyms: Communism

Definition of Leninism

1. Noun. The political philosophy named after Vladimir Lenin that is characterized by the theory of imperialism and the theory of the revolutionary party. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leninism

Lena River
Lendrum's phloxine-tartrazine stain
Lenegre's disease
Lenegre's syndrome
Lenhossek's processes
Lennert's lesion
Lennert's lymphoma
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
Lennox Robinson
Lenoir's facet

Literary usage of Leninism

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1. Lenin's Legacy: The Story of the Cpsu by Robert G. Wesson (1978)
"Yet Stalinism was only leninism written large. Stalin set out in no new directions but, as soon as he was able, pushed Russia farther along the road on ..."

2. Documents of Dissent: Chinese Political Thought Since Mao by James Chester Cheng (1980)
"Generally speaking, whether in China or any other country in the world, over 90 percent of the people will in the end support Marxism- leninism. ..."

3. Hostage to Revolution: Gorbachev and Soviet Security Policy, 1985-1991 by Coit D. Blacker (1993)
"For these analysts, at least through the early 1980s, a deep familiarity with Marxism-leninism is the key to an informed, persuasive understanding of Soviet ..."

4. Europe and America Beyond 2000 by Pierre Hassner, Gregory F. Treverton (1990)
"Certainly he makes no major speech inside the Soviet Union without reiterating his commitment to leninism. Few signs as yet have indicated that he does not ..."

5. Hope for South Africa? by Lewis H. Gann, Peter Duignan (1991)
"Marxism-leninism promised to "unshackle" the means of production from the constraints ... Why could they not foresee the breakdown of Marxism- leninism ..."

6. Russia, Ukraine, and the Breakup of the Soviet Union by Roman Szporluk (2000)
"... a unity otherwise threatened by the failure of Marxism-leninism. (It would let the Balts secede, however, which should win it mass support in Riga, ..."

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