Words nearby Trotskyism
British Dictionary definitions for Trotskyism
Derived forms of TrotskyismTrotskyist or Trotskyite, noun, adjective
Cultural definitions for Trotskyism
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.