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ˈsteɪ tɪz əmstatism

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  1. statismnoun

    The belief that the centralization of power in a state is the ideal or best way to organize humanity.


  1. Statism

    In political science, statism is the doctrine that the political authority of the state is legitimate to some degree. This may include economic and social policy, especially in regard to taxation and the means of production.While in use since the 1850s, the term statism gained significant usage in American political discourse throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Opposition to statism is termed anti-statism or anarchism. The latter is characterized by a complete rejection of all hierarchical rulership.

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  1. Statismnoun

    the art of governing a state; statecraft; policy

  2. Etymology: [From State.]


  1. Statism

    In political science, statism is the belief that a government should control either economic or social policy, or both, to some degree. Statism is effectively the opposite of anarchism. Statism can take many forms. Minarchists prefer a minimal or night-watchman state to protect people from aggression, theft, breach of contract, and fraud with military, police, and courts. Some may also include fire departments, prisons, and other functions. Totalitarians prefer a maximum or all-encompassing state. Big Government, welfare state, and other options make up the middle territory of the scale of statism.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of statism in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of statism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of statism in a Sentence

  1. A.E. Samaan:

    Democratic Socialism devolves into totalitarian Socialism and eventually into full on Communism as people resist statism.

  2. Leonard E. Read:

    What, actually, is the difference between communism and fascism? Both are forms of statism, authoritarianism. The only difference between Stalin’s communism and Mussolini’s fascism is an insignificant detail in organizational structure.

  3. Ayn Rand, Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal p. 42:

    If men want to oppose war, it is *statism* that they must oppose.

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