The government of Cuba is an example of communism.
An example of communism is the governing system in Cuba where the government controls everything and doles out benefits such as money, health care and food.
- any theory or system characterized by the ownership or sharing of all property by the community as a whole
- as envisioned by Marx, a future condition of mankind achieved after the revolutionary overthrow of capitalism and a transitional stage of socialism, and characterized by a largely self-regulating society whose members have renounced private property and personal wealth, national identity, social-class differences, etc.
- a political system that advances revolutionary principles for achieving this condition, either as formulated by Marx or as modified by Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, etc., characterized by a single ruling party, centralized economic planning, the curtailment of individual liberties, etc.
- loosely leftist or socialist ideas, activity, etc.
Origin of communismFrench communisme from commun ( from Old French comun) + isme: see common and -ism
- A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all members.
- Communism a. A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.b. The Marxist-Leninist doctrine advocating revolution to overthrow the capitalist system and establish a dictatorship of the proletariat that will eventually evolve into a perfectly egalitarian and communal society.
Origin of communismFrench communisme from commun common from Old French from Latin commūnis ; see commune 2.
- Any political philosophy or ideology advocating holding the production of resources collectively.
- Any political social system that implements a communist political philosophy.
- The international socialist society where classes and the state no longer exist.
- See also the definitions of Communism.
A calque of the German word Kommunismus (from Marx and Engels's Manifesto of the German Communist Party), in turn a calque of the French word communisme, which was formed from commun (“common”), from Latin communis, and the suffix -isme (“-ism”).