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"When we analyze the practice of Stalin in regard to the direction of the party and the country, when we pause to consider everything which Stalin perpetrated, we must be convinced that Lenin's fear were justified. The negative characteristics of Stalin, which, in Lenin's time, were only incipient, transformed themselves during the last years into a grave abuse of power by Stalin, which caused untold harm."

Khrushchevism is an authoritarian left ideology, which is a moderate version of Marxism–Leninism created by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev with a primary focus on De- Stalinisation and subsequent relative liberalization of cultural policies and small parts of the economy, while preserving an authoritarian, one party, socialist state, and the planned economy. He also prioritized the needs of the people over the state, emphasizing investments in agriculture and consumer goods over the military and heavy industry. Khrushchev dismantled gulags and freed millions of political prisoners, and he enacted a cultural thaw with more cultural exchange with western nations, as well as liberalizations of arts, abortions, and marriage.


Khruschevism believes many of the same concepts as Marxism-Leninism, but rejects Stalin and his cult of personality, willing to pardon or rehabilitate some who were persecuted by his rule. Despite his softer attitudes elsewhere, he is strictly state atheist, undoing WW2-era relaxed stance on religion.


Was Khrushchev Revisionist?

Anti-revisionists have often accused Khrushchev of revisionism due to his denounce of Stalin's totalitarian rule and rehabilitation of many political dissidents under Stalin era, the peaceful coexistence theory, as well as the renounce of DOTP and several changes to the economy aimed at decentralizing the Soviet economy. However, unlike Deng and Gorbachev's reforms, Khrushchev didn't introduce market mechanisms in the economy and maintained the Soviet-style planned economy, even nationalizing the cooperatives that were previously legal under Stalin (However he did somewhat decentralize the economy). Additionally, Khrushchev also restarted another wave of crackdown on religion in the USSR. Despite Khrushchev's increasing of political pluralism within the CPSU, he maintained the one-party state structure intact, and so are most elements of the ML system, making his reforms relatively minor compared to the ones in Hungary, Poland, and China.

Brezhnevists , however, have a different assessment on Khrushchev. Rather than accusing Khrushchev of revisionism like the anti-revisionists, Brezhnevists blames his argicultural failures and de-Stalinization campaign as "voluntarism" and "opportunism", but generally still recognize him as a real communist. Additionally, contrary to popular myths, Khrushchev thaw was not only ended by Brezhnev, but also by Khrushchev himself, who grew increasingly conservative due to the criticisms within the CPSU and backlash against his reforms. Khrushchev ended the cultural thaw in 1962 and tigthened party control over independent media, arts, and culture due to fears of the CPSU losing the grip over the civil society. This was a policy that the Brezhnevists continued as they strengthened the authoritarian rule over the public after the overthrow of Khrushchev.

How to Draw

Flag of Khrushchevism
  1. Draw a ball
  2. Draw a blue hammer and sickle
  3. (Optional) Draw a cob of corn
  4. Add the eyes and you're done!
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  • Castroism - Thanks for storing my missiles.
  • Ho Chi Minh Thought - The South will fall!
  • Juche - You prefer me over Mao right? Please say so. Still too extreme, and too similar to Stalin
  • State Atheism - Stalin betrayed the revolution by hanging out with that opium dealer, continue the crackdown on the church!
  • Arab Socialism - I gave Nasser the Star of Hero of the USSR for opposing British and French imperialists and Zionist pigs!!
  • Marxism–Leninism - Marx founded of communism and Comrade Lenin was a great revolutionary!
  • Newsreel "Wick" - Hell yeah, bring satire on, show who is bad guys!
  • Leninism - Reject Stalin! Return to Lenin![3]


  • United Nations - He also likes corn, but he has capitalist biases.
  • Guevarism - Look, I really like what you've done but stop calling me a revisionist bureaucrat please.
  • Titoism - We were off to a good start but you had to support Nagy. I’d have to thank you for telling me to get rid of some Stalin’s puppets. But why did you intentionally make Yugoslavian representatives absent from the 1958 Communist Congress?
  • Fully Automated Gay Space Communism - Sexual deviants, but we both like space. But you seems to like space too much.
  • People’s Democracy - I said I want you but I never implemented you in the USSR. But I installed many regimes in Europe that followed your ideas.
  • Zhukovism - Thanks for siding with me instead of the Anti-Party Group, but I am afraid our little alliance has to end here.


  • Stalinism - Haha Stalin cult goes bye bye! Ignore that I helped set the cult up in the first place and participated in his purges only to denounce him just for political gains.
  • Maoism - You are him but even worse, so Sino-Soviet split time for you. Because you betrayed me after I sent you far more aid than the above guy.
  • Hoxhaism - You too? Ffs.
  • Pol Potism - Looks like I made the right choice with the Sino-Soviet split! I wish you never killed Samouth.
  • Brezhnevism - Treacherous traitor! Why did you have to overthrow me and aspire to be like him him?? Your kleptocracy was the reason why the USSR’s economy stagnated for decades! You paved way for the demise of our glorious country, not me!
  • Market Socialism - Still mad at me that I've banned worker cooperatives in USSR.
  • Dengism - He was my mortal enemy from the late 1950s onward and is now the proof of why the Maoist system would eventually degenerate into a capitalist bourgeois dictatorship.
  • Capitalism - About the capitalist states, it doesn't depend on whether or not you like us. (And for the so-called "anti-revisionists", I didn't restore capitalism in the USSR, Gorbachev did.)
  • Neoconservatism - If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations, and don't invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you! (in outlive sense, not disposing of recently killed sense).
  • LGBT and Homoconservatism - Filthy sexual deviants.
  • Nagyism - *Tank noises*
  • Gorbachevism - I wanted to get rid of Stalinism and his cult of personality to restore genuine socialism. You are a traitor who betrayed our glorious USSR and sold it to the westerners and introduced democracy capitalism too. Our reforms were not at all similar. Plus, you reminds me of the above guy.
  • Orthodox Theocracy - You are the opium of the Soviet people.
  • Malenkovism - Tried to coup me but failed you idiotic Stalinite.
  • Right-Wing Populism & Paleoconservatism - Corn syrup is a stupid idea, indeed. So stop giving people ideas!
  • Cult of Personality - The cult of personality and its consequences have been a disaster for the working class.

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