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people's democracy

Line breaks: people's dem|oc¦racy

Definition of people's democracy in English:


A political system in which power is regarded as being invested in the people.
Example sentences
  • Communist power was collapsing in 1989 in the people's democracies of eastern and central Europe.
  • The other day someone told me the difference between a democracy and a people's democracy.
  • The party's mission was to dismantle the colonial state and build a new social order, namely, a revolutionary people's democracy.

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