Originally Posted by englade321
Stalinism is the particular form of Marxism which is a form of Communism which is a type of socialism as practiced under the totalatarian dictatorship(fascist) of Joseph Stalin. Nazism is also a form of fascism but it is neither Marxist nor Communist nor Stalinist but it is socialist
No it is not, by this logic, North Korea is democratic. The Nazis appropriated socialist rhetoric. Shitler sent communists and socialists to their deaths did he not? He also purged the left-wing of the Nazi Party. Revisionist morons love to twist his words. Just like people do with the Founding Fathers. Shitler had help from and did business with Ford and Hugo Boss. Did you know Henry Ford was a rabid anti-semite?
When Hitler came to power he attempted to dismantle trade unions and the shell that remained loyal to him; he supported the actions of leading industrialists, actions far removed from socialism which tends to want the opposite.
Hardly something a socialist would do.
Originally Posted by brokencycle
Is this not exactly what Stalin did? He cloaked it in language about communism and claimed state ownership of everything, but they didn't look to completely extinguish the black market.
State ownership, in my opinion, is not necessarily socialism/communism. Stalinism is theoretically Socialism in One Country.
Stalinism also covers the particular approach to economic
development which Stalin pursued during his rule. It relies on complete state control
and central planning of all economic activity and tries to achieve rapid development of the nation's heavy industry. The Soviet Union did indeed see rapid industrial growth under the first five-year-plans, but this came at a heavy price: the necessary capital had to be somehow squeezed out of an agrarian society, adding to the misery of Soviet peasants.Forced collectivization and resistance to it resulted in millions of deaths and a huge drop in Soviet agricultural production, which in turn led to the famines of the 1930s
Stalinism breaks notably from orthodox Marxism
because of its adherence to the theory of Socialism in One Country. It was first proposed by Stalin in second edition of Foundations of Leninism.