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Communism, Socialism, Marxism, Bolshevism By Perlea, Georgiana

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1340-1
Published: 01/10/2017
Retrieved: 29 February 2024, from


Communism is first and foremost the reality of long-dismantled or nearly defunct regimes in China, the (former) Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Cuba and North Korea: all notionally egalitarian societies. In the first half of the twentieth century, communist parties established dictatorial regimes that enforced, in the name of socialist goals, the ostensible equality but de facto impoverishment of whole societies over decades of political rule to the sole benefit of party elites.

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Perlea, Georgiana. "Communism, Socialism, Marxism, Bolshevism." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 29 Feb. 2024 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1340-1

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