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Eurocommunism was a revisionist Marxist tendency that was popularized by Santiago Carillo— who was the former general secretary of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) from 1960–1982—in his landmark political work, Eurocommunism and the State. By its supporters, Eurocommunism is meant to be a natural continuation of Marxist ideology after the death of fascist regimes in Greece, Italy, and Portugal and the "defeat of U.S. imperialism in Vietnam" and as a rejection of dogmatic currents in Marxist politics.[1] While in reality, Eurocommunism rejects the core Marxist tenant of class struggle due to its reformists beliefs, attacks socialist nations that included the former Soviet Union and China, as well as defending western imperialism.[2] It can be argued that the Eurocommunist movement is most similar to the Democratic Socialist movement that plagues the western socialist movement to this day.