Socialist state

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A socialist state, socialist republic, or socialist country, sometimes referred to as a workers' state or workers' republic, is a sovereign state which is constitutionally dedicated to the establishment of socialism. The term communist state is often used synonymously in the West specifically when referring to one-party socialist states governed by Marxist–Leninist communist parties, despite these countries being officially socialist states in the process of building socialism. These countries have not described themselves as communist nor as having implemented a communist society, but are in the process of doing so.

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Socialist states commonly have centrally planned economies, democratic centralism, and maintain a policy of secularism or state atheism. In recent decades, many socialist states have adopted market socialist economies in response to changing geopolitical circumstances.

Current socialist states[edit | edit source]

Marxist–Leninist states[edit | edit source]

Countries with constitutional references to socialism[edit | edit source]

Socialist territories with limited recognition[edit | edit source]

Former socialist states[edit | edit source]

Marxist–Leninist states[edit | edit source]

States with governing communist or socialist parties[edit | edit source]

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