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socialism

noun [U] uk   /ˈsəʊ.ʃəl.ɪ.zəm/ us    /ˈsoʊ-/
C2 the set of beliefs that states that all people are equal and should share equally in a country's money, or the political systems based on these beliefs
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in Korean 사회주의…
in Arabic اشتِراكِيّة…
in Portuguese socialismo…
in Catalan socialisme…
in Japanese 社会主義…
in Italian socialismo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 社會主義, 社會主義制度…
in Russian социализм…
in Turkish sosyalizm…
in Chinese (Simplified) 社会主义, 社会主义制度…
in Polish socjalizm…
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