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communism

a political and economic doctrine that advocates that the state should own all property and organize all the functions of PRODUCTION and EXCHANGE, including LABOUR. Karl MARX succinctly stated his idea of communism as ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs’. Communism involves a CENTRALLY PLANNED ECONOMY where strategic decisions concerning production and distribution are taken by government as opposed to being determined by the PRICE SYSTEM, as in a market-based PRIVATE ENTERPRISE ECONOMY. China still organizes its economy along communist lines, but in recent years Russia and other former Soviet Union countries and various East European countries have moved away from communism to more market-based economies.
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Unlike some accounts of this issue, the author argues that the compatibility of freedom and necessity in communist society has more to do with how production is organized than with the direct relation of the worker to the object produced or to his own productive activity.
The Maoists, who have been fighting since 1967, want to establish a communist society by overthrowing what they call India's "semi-colonial, semi-feudal" form of rule.
Through painstaking negotiations and strategic compromises, the Kirov and the Bolshoi navigated through the Minister of Culture's constant demands for Soviet ballets by Soviets about Soviet life, the bureaucratic rejection of formalism, and the insistence that ballet be used as a tool to educate the public and produce the "New Man of the Communist society.
In 1969, during the violent upheaval of the Cultural Revolution, elites of the Communist society were attacked, in which Xi's father, a vice premier, was denounced and imprisoned.
On this theme, let us consider how Marx envisioned non-alienated man in a communist society.
It should be noted here that East Germany was the most developed, that is, the most industrially advanced and prosperous communist society, which provided its citizens with the highest standard of living in comparison with all other communist states.
Furthermore, Communist society strips the individual of his responsibilities.
A breathtaking period of social change has seen foreign investment bringing capitalism flooding into its nominally communist society, booming cities swallowing up smaller villages, and the lure of modern living tugging at the traditional networks of family and community.
According to Badiou the central problem of the Cultural Revolution was precisely the inability of the party-state to create a truly Communist society, which would involve a radical decentralization of power to the masses.
The majority of the bibliography on this topic--including the literature published in 2009--is covering the changes that took place in the former Eastern communist countries and the former Soviet Union, without offering in-depth and exhaustive scrutiny of each past communist society.
Focusing on being a poet when his communist society shunned him, he presents a surreal narrative through his works that shows why he's won many awards in his home country.
The colour photographs were shot in Cuba, offering a rare glimpse into the communist society.

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