Kommunismus

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Coined by Karl Marx and Coined by Friedrich Engels in 1843 in the Manifesto of the German Communist Party, from French communisme (coined in 1840), formed from commun (common), from Latin commūnis, and the suffix -isme (-ism).

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  • IPA(key): /kɔmuˈnɪsmʊs/
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Kommunismus m (genitive Kommunismus, no plural)

  1. communism, Communism
    • 1932, Erich Mühsam, Die Befreiung der Gesellschaft vom Staat, in: Erich Mühsam: Prosaschriften II, Verlag europäische ideen Berlin (1978), page 255:
      Wir verstehen unter Kommunismus die auf Gütergemeinschaft beruhende Gesellschaftsbeziehung, die jedem nach seinen Fähigkeiten zu arbeiten, jedem nach seinen Bedürfnissen zu verbrauchen erlaubt.
      We understand by communism the relationship of society that is based on public ownership, that allows everyone to work according to his capabilities, everyone to consume according to his needs.

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