Definition of Eurocommunism in English:

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Eurocommunism

Pronunciation: /ˌyərōˈkämyənizəm/
Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞orōˈkämyənizəm/

noun

A political system advocated by some communist parties in western European countries, stressing independence from the former Soviet Communist Party and preservation of many elements of Western liberal democracy.
Example sentences
  • But that whole concept of Eurocommunism or African communism is against the basic thrust of history.
  • In Latin Europe, the communist parties weakened as the era of Eurocommunism waned.
  • At the time it also developed a party line that came to resemble Eurocommunism, ostensibly independent of both the USSR and China.

Derivatives

Eurocommunist

adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The final 20 years exemplify this dual ideology - moving to the right of the Labour Party (and heralding ‘New’ Labour) in its Eurocommunist identity, while posing as the socialist conscience of CND and AAM.
  • Gramsci's ideas influenced the Eurocommunist movement in Western Europe after World War II.
  • At first, his ‘Eurocommunist’ course - signalled by a sharper demarcation from Moscow and rapprochement with social democracy - was enthusiastically supported by the United Secretariat.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Eu·ro·com·mu·nism

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