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The reason is that there are two different concepts that are named "communism". One is the final stage in the Marxist(-Leninist?) development model (after archaic/primitive classless societies, slave-holder societies, feudal societies, capitalistic societies and socialist societies) It is marked by (again!) a classless society, a total worker's ...


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It is good to know that by Lenin's stance USSR was not in fact a socialist state. Their aim was socialism and eventually communism (in modern parlance people think of socialism and communism, usually communism is just though of a subcategory of socialist views. In fact Marx himself used communism and socialism interchangeably as an economic mode), but at ...


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I am from a former soviet country, and it is important that these ideas were somewhat new and there are some inconsistencies in the terminologies until later when they were defined more properly. Many took the word social and commune and tried to make a government definition run by social/communes. - Even Karl Marks used the words interchangeably. So the ...


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To get this question from the "unanswered" list: The journal was called "Communist" ("Коммунист") between 1952-1991; earlier (1924-1952) it was published under the name "Bolshevik." See here.


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The Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolshevik) nominally advocated for an eventual classless society. Much like the reformist Fabian socialists did. Attempts by Soviet proletarians to advance their own interests at Kronstadt or the Ural-Siberian method were not effective. The SDLP(b) or CPSU(b) foiled and fouled such efforts. Efforts towards generalised ...


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What kind of socialism is "real"? Socialism is a poorly defined term, that is often misused and abused in a political discorse. Thus, claiming that any kind of socialism is real to the detriment of other kinds, prejudges the discussion. Without intending to be comprehensive, let me point out a few aspects of what socialism may refer to: Variety of ...


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To answer the three questions from the OP in a tl/dr way: where does the term come from (who invented it and when) Terms like "real socialism", "actually existing socialism" etc were used by official quarters of the Soviet Union and its satellites from the early 1970s on. E.g. "real existierender Sozialismus" in 1974 by Erich ...


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