The Red Decade
The Red Decade is a term coined by journalist and historian Eugene Lyons to describe a period in American history in the 1930s characterized by a widespread infatuation with communism in general and S...
Metabolic rift
Metabolic rift is a shorthand expression introduced by John Bellamy Foster to refer to Karl Marx’s notion of the "irreparable rift in the interdependent process of social metabolism,"—Marx's key conc...
Great Purge
The Great Purge was a campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union which occurred from 1936 to 1940. It involved a large-scale purge of the Communist Party and government officials, repressio...
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Substitutionism
Substitutionism is a term in Marxist theory which refers to the relationship between the revolutionary party and the working class, where the former's activity substitutes the latter's. It is seen as ...
One Divides Into Two
The One Divides into Two controversy (一分为二) was an ideological debate about the nature of contradiction that took place in China in 1964. The concept originated in Lenin's Philosophical Notebooks. The...
Commanding heights of the economy
The Commanding heights of the economy is a Marxist–Leninist phrase first used during Vladimir Lenin's New Economic Policy in the Soviet Union. It meant that the Communist Party held monopoly over poli...
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Maoism
Mao Zedong Thought (simplified Chinese: 毛泽东思想; traditional Chinese: 毛澤東思想; pinyin: Máo Zédōng Sīxiǎng) is a political theory which is derived from the teachings of the Chinese political le...
Popular front
A popular front is a broad coalition of different political groupings, usually made up of leftists and centrists. Being very broad, they can sometimes include centrist and liberal (or "bourgeois") for...
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Popular Front (France)
The Popular Front (French: Front populaire) was an alliance of left-wing movements, including the French Communist Party (PCF), the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) and the Radical ...
Means of production
In economics and sociology, the means of production are physical, non-human inputs used in production, such as machinery, tools and factories, infrastructural capital and natural capital. The means of...
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Enemy of the people
The term enemy of the people is a fluid designation of political or class opponents of the group using the term. The term implies that the "enemies" in question are acting against society as a whole...
Wars of national liberation
Wars of national liberation or national liberation revolutions are conflicts fought by nationalities to gain independence. The term is used in conjunction with wars against foreign powers (or at least...
Foco
The foco theory of revolution by way of guerrilla warfare, also known as focalism (Spanish: foquismo [foˈkizmo]), was formulated by French intellectual and government official Régis Debray, whose ...
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Primitive communism
Primitive communism is a concept originating from Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels who argued that hunter-gatherer societies were traditionally based on egalitarian social relations and common ownership...
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Correspondence principle (sociology)
The correspondence principle or correspondence thesis is a sociological theory that posits a close relationship between social standing and the educational system. Writers in this vein (notably Gary W...
Red diaper baby
Red diaper baby describes a child of parents who were members of the United States Communist Party (CPUSA) or were close to the party or sympathetic to its aims.
In their book Red Diapers: Growing...
Feudal fascism
Feudal fascism, also revolutionary-feudal totalitarianism, were official terms used by the post-Mao Chinese Communist Party to designate the ideology and rule of the Gang of Four during the Cultural R...
Cultural Revolution
The Cultural Revolution, formally the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, was a social-political movement that took place in the People's Republic of China from 1966 until 1976. Set into motion by ...
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Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation
The Kampuchean (or Khmer) United Front for National Salvation (KUFNS), often simply referred to as Salvation Front or by its French acronym FUNSK (Front Uni National pour le Salut du Kampuchéa), was t...
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World revolution
World revolution is the Marxist concept of overthrowing capitalism in all countries through the conscious revolutionary action of the organized working class. These revolutions would not necessarily o...
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Popular Front for the Liberation of Bahrain
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Bahrain (Arabic: الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير البحرين‎) was an underground political party in Bahrain with origins in the Arab Nationalist Movement. Its memb...
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Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf
The Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf (Arabic: الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير الخليج العربي المحتل‎, abbreviated PFLOAG), later renamed the Popular Front for the Liberatio...
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New class
The new class is used as a polemic term by critics of countries that followed the Soviet type of communism to describe the privileged ruling class of bureaucrats and Communist Party functionaries whic...
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Popular Front of Latvia
The Popular Front of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Tautas fronte) was a political organization in Latvia in late 1980s and early 1990s which led Latvia to its independence from the Soviet Union. It wa...
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National Patriotic Front
The National Patriotic Front (Romanian: Frontul Naţional Patriotic din Basarabia şi Nordul Bucovinei) was a clandestine political party in the Moldovan SSR.
Between 1969 and 1971, the National...
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Liquidationism

Liquidationism is a term in Marxist theory which refers to the ideological liquidation of the revolutionary party program by party members. According to the Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, ...
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Central Committee
Central Committee was the common designation of a standing administrative body of communist parties, analogous to a board of directors, whether ruling or non-ruling in the 20th century and of the sur...
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Self-determination
The right of nations to self-determination (from German: Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker) is a cardinal principle in modern international law (commonly regarded as a jus cogens rule), binding, a...