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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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With the fall of the Berlin Wall in the autumn of 1989 and subsequently the abandonment of the communist ideology and practice in Moscow as well as the decision of most leaders of the Malayan Communist Party in December 1989 to renounce their armed struggle and rejoin civilian life, the time seems right to start writing in detail the history of communism world-wide and ponder its impact on our societies in this century.
"The WCC's left-radical activities helped the Soviet bloc spread communist ideology in Africa, North and South America and the Far East," he said.
Among the issues that arose, were complex moral, social, and psychological concerns; ideas, practices, and obligations from realms that could be called traditional impinging on official liberation and communist ideology; and gender.
He struggled free not only of communist ideology but of the illusion - one that paralyzed his nemesis, Mikhail S.
After reading The Communist Manifesto, one necessarily concludes that Marx's agenda was a sophisticated program for tyrannical government power rather than the "withering away of the state." It is a pity that Chol-Hwan didn't perceive that Communist ideology in North Korea performed exactly as originally designed by Marx, where ideology is deployed primarily as moral justific ation for gangster rule.
As early as 1957, Jackson had defined "the essence of the Soviet dilemma: The Kremlin must grant some freedom in order to maintain technological growth but allowing freedom undermines communist ideology and discipline."
Together with the Chinese Alliance for Democracy, Alliance of Democrats of China and its affiliate, the Liberal Democratic Party, Ni's group has called on China to drop its communist ideology.
The groups trace their origins back to 1925 and the Friends of Soviet Cinema, a noncommercial organization headed by Felix Dzherzhinsky (later chief of the KGB), which propagandized communist ideology and directors like Eisenstein.
But as two decades of free market reforms discredited communist ideology and loosened the Communist Party's hold over people's lives, the number of religious believers has soared.
This was in accordance with communist ideology, which advocated the social equality of the sexes, and with Karl Marx's and Frederick Engels' theory of historical materialism, which postulated the importance of resolving what they referred to as the "woman question"
How can Myers say that Han's thought is not compatible with communist ideology? I can understand Myers's views on orthodox socialist realism, yet I see socialist realism abundantly present in North Korean literature: North Korean writers still advocate socialist realism.
RAPP was dedicated to defining a truly proletarian literature and to eliminating writers whose works were not thoroughly imbued with communist ideology. Under the leadership of Leopold Leonardovich Averbakh, the association managed to seize control of literary activity in 1929, when it received official sanction for its program of establishing the Soviet First Five-Year Plan as the sole theme of Soviet literature.