Top definition
Leninism refers to various related political and economic theories elaborated by Bolshevik revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin, and by other theorists who claim to be carrying on Lenin's work. Leninism builds upon and elaborates the ideas of Marxism, and serves as a philosophical basis for the ideology of Soviet Communism.
Leninism had become one of the dominant branches of Marxism since the establishment of the Soviet Union.
One of the central concepts of Leninism is the view that imperialism is the highest stage of the capitalist economic system.
by Sasha Sasha November 28, 2007
Get the mug
Get a leninism mug for your coworker James.
The belief of the elimination of the social class system, stemming from the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. This system revolutionized Russia in the early 1900's, making the country a world power in years to come. The policies Lenin created would have most likely carried the Soviet Union into the 20th century if not for Stalin's exile of Leon Trotsky, Lenin's understudy and obvious choice of successor. However due to Stalin's shift from communism to a totalitarian regime, the country collapsed in the early 1990's due to economic, social, and political pressure.
The true test that Lenin's thoeries, ideas, and Leninism itself would have worked if not for Stalin can be seen in present day China. The most rapidly growing country in the world, both economicly and population wise. China being a socailist country, will exceed America as the most powerful country in the world in the coming years fiscally and militarily.
by OldSchool June 15, 2006
Get the mug
Get a leninism mug for your sister-in-law Yasemin.
The predecessor to Stalin in the Russian Revolution and leader of the Bolshevik Party. The party sucessfully destroyed the revolution by crushing the workers councils. An enemy of the proletariat.
by Anonymous December 07, 2002
Get the mug
Get a leninism mug for your coworker Manley.