Trotskyism

Trotskyism

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

Origin:
1920–25; Trotsky + -ism

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Trotskyism (ˈtrɒtskɪˌɪzəm)
 
n
the theory of Communism developed by Trotsky, in which he called for immediate worldwide revolution by the proletariat
 
'Trotskyist
 
n, —adj
 
'Trotskyite
 
n, —adj

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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 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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