A one-party state, single-party state, one-party system, or single-party system is a type of unitary state in which one political party has the right to form the government, usually based on the existing constitution. All other parties are either outlawed or allowed to take only a limited and controlled participation in elections.
One-party state From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A one-party system is a form of government where the country is ruled by a single political party, meaning only one political party exists and the forming of other political parties is forbidden.
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The one-party dominant state is a system of majority rule where one political party has successively won election victories by a very large majority and is, therefore, the dominant ruling party, which does not have to form coalitions (alliances) with other smaller political parties as a result.
Of course there are sources which say North Korea is a "single party state", because "single party state" (or "one party state") is a pejorative term from the Cold War which is loosely applied to many countries, as this Talk page amply demonstrates.
e A dominant-party system, or one-party dominant system is a political system in which opposition groups or parties are permitted, but a single party dominates election results. Any ruling party staying in power for more than one consecutive term may be considered a dominant (also referred to as predominant or hegemonic) party.
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The Soviet Union (short for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR) was a single-party Marxist–Leninist state.It existed for 69 years, from 1922 until 1991. It was the first country to declare itself socialist and build towards a communist society.
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In the Soviet Union, the first communist state of the 20th century, the General Secretary of the Communist Party did not necessarily hold a state office like president or prime minister to effectively control the system of government. Instead, party members answerable to or controlled by the party held these posts, often as honorific posts as a reward for their long years of service to the party. On other occasions, having governed as General Secretary, the party leader might assume a state office in addition. For example, Mikhail Gorbachevinitially did not hold the presidency of the Soviet Union, that office being given as an honor to a former Soviet Foreign Minister. However, Gorbachev ultimately chose to assume the presidency, running the party and the official state institutions simultaneously. The degree of this party–state relationship fluctuates both within a state and between different communist systems. In the contemporary People's Republic of China, for example, a degree o...
Communist states do not use the term "communist state" to describe themselves. Within Marxist theory, world communism is the final phase of history at which time the state would have withered away; therefore, the notion of a communist state is an oxymoron. Current states are either in the capitalist or socialist phase of history, and the role of the Communist Party (i.e., the vanguard party) is to pull a nation toward the communist phase of history. Furthermore, many Marxists and Marxist-Leninists argue that most communist states do not actually adhere to Marxism-Leninism but rather to a perversion of it that is heavily influenced by Stalinism. This critique of communist states is particularly strong among social democrats and some critical theorists who hold that Marxism is correct as a social and historical theory, but that it can be implemented within a multiparty democracy. In addition, Trotskyists argue that the bureaucratic and repressive nature of communist states differs fro...
The following countries are one-party states where the ruling party (or coalition) declares its allegiance to Marxism-Leninism. As such, they fall under the definition of Communist states. However, they are not the only countries in the world that currently have a Communist government. There are some liberal democracies, such as the Republic of Moldova, where Communist Parties have won democratic elections and are currently running a democratic government. They do not fall under this article's definition of Communist statesbecause they have not merged the Communist Party with the state. With the above disclaimer, current Communist states and their ruling parties are: 1. People's Republic of China (since 1949); Communist Party of China 2. Republic of Cuba (Cuban Revolution in 1959, socialist state declared in 1961); Communist Party of Cuba 3. Lao People's Democratic Republic (since 1975); Lao People's Revolutionary Party 4. Democratic People's Republic of Korea (since 1948); Korean W...
one-party rule a political system and state in which a single POLITICAL PARTY rules and where opposition political parties are not permitted or are precluded from rule.
democracy [Gr.,=rule of the people], term originating in ancient Greece to designate a government where the people share in directing the activities of the state, as distinct from governments controlled by a single class, select group, or autocrat.