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Trotskyism

[trot-skee-iz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the form of Communism advocated by Leon Trotsky, based on an immediate, worldwide revolution by the proletariat.

Origin of Trotskyism

First recorded in 1920–25; Trotsky + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for trotskyism

Trotskyism

noun
  1. the theory of Communism developed by Trotsky, in which he called for immediate worldwide revolution by the proletariat
Derived FormsTrotskyist or Trotskyite, noun, adjective
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trotskyism in Culture

Trotskyism

[(trot-skee-iz-uhm)]

The doctrines of the twentieth-century Russian political leader Leon Trotsky, who believed that communism should depend on the cooperation of the proletariats (see also proletariat) of all nations rather than on domination by the Soviet Union. Trotsky's ideas were opposed by Joseph Stalin, the Soviet premier, who sent Trotsky into exile, made him a nonperson, and eventually had him assassinated.

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