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Hoxhaism is a variant of anti-revisionist Marxism–Leninism that developed in the late 1970s due to a split in the Maoist movement, appearing after the ideological dispute between the Communist Party of China and the Party of Labour of Albania in 1978. The ideology is named after Enver Hoxha, a notable Albanian communist leader.
Hoxhaism demarcates itself by a strict defense of the legacy of Joseph Stalin, the organisation of the Soviet Union under Stalinism, and fierce criticism of virtually all other communist groupings as "revisionist"—it defines currents such as Eurocommunism as anti-communist movements.
Critical of the United States, the Soviet Union, China and Yugoslavia, Enver Hoxha labeled the latter three "social imperialist" and condemned the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, before withdrawing Albania from the Warsaw Pact in response. Hoxhaism asserts the right of nations to pursue socialism by different paths, dictated by the conditions in that country, although Hoxha personally held that Titoism was in practice "anti-Marxist" overall.
The Albanians succeeded in ideologically winning over a large share of Maoists, mainly in Latin America (such as the Popular Liberation Army and the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador as well as the Revolutionary Communist Party of Brazil), but they also had a significant international following in general.
Following the fall of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania in 1991, the Hoxhaist parties grouped themselves around an international conference founded in 1994 and the publication Unity and Struggle.
List of Hoxhaist parties
- Albania: Communist Party of Albania
- Benin: Communist Party of Benin, Marxist–Leninist Communist Party of Benin
- Bolivia: Revolutionary Communist Party
- Brazil: Revolutionary Communist Party
- Burkina Faso: Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party
- Canada: Communist Party of Canada (Marxist–Leninist)
- Chile: Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action)
- Colombia: Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist–Leninist), Popular Liberation Army (guerrilla group)
- Côte d'Ivoire: Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d'Ivoire
- Denmark: Workers' Communist Party
- Dominican Republic: Communist Party of Labour
- Ecuador: Marxist–Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador (Group of Popular Combatants)
- France: Workers' Communist Party of France
- Greece: Movement for the Reorganization of the Communist Party of Greece 1918–1955
- India: Communist Ghadar Party of India
- Iran: Labour Party of Iran
- Italy: Communist Platform
- Mali: Malian Party of Labour
- Mexico: Communist Party of Mexico (Marxist–Leninist)
- Nicaragua: Marxist–Leninist Popular Action Movement
- Spain: Communist Party of Spain (Marxist–Leninist), Marxist–Leninist Party (Communist Reconstruction)
- Togo: Communist Party of Togo
- Tunisia: Workers' Party
- Turkey: Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey, Marxist–Leninist Communist Party
- United Kingdom: Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist–Leninist)
- United States: American Party of Labor, U.S. Marxist–Leninist Organization
- Venezuela: Marxist–Leninist Communist Party of Venezuela
- Albania: Party of Labour of Albania
- Bolivia: Communist Party (Marxist–Leninist) of Bolivia
- Brazil: Revolutionary Communist Party (Brazil)
- Denmark: Communist Party of Denmark/Marxist–Leninists
- Ethiopia: Marxist–Leninist League of Tigray
- Faroe Islands: Advancement for the Islands (Marxist–Leninist)
- Germany: Communist Party of Germany/Marxists–Leninists, Communist Party of Germany (Roter Morgen)
- Greece: Organisation of Communists Marxists–Leninists of Greece
- Iceland: Communist Unity (Marxist–Leninist)
- Ireland: Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist–Leninist)
- Italy: Organization for the Communist Party of the Proletariat of Italy, Lenin Circle
- Japan: Japanese Communist Party (Left Faction)
- Netherlands: Workers Party of the Netherlands (build-up organisation)
- New Zealand: Communist Party of New Zealand
- Norway: Communist Workers League, Marxist–Leninist League, Marxist–Leninist Group Revolution
- Portugal: Communist Party (Reconstructed)
- Spain: Communist Party of Spain (Marxist–Leninist)
- Suriname: Communist Party of Suriname
- Sweden: Communist Party in Sweden
- Trinidad and Tobago: Communist Party of Trinidad and Tobago
- Turkey: Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist–Leninist – Movement
- United Kingdom: Communist League of Great Britain
- United States: Revolutionary Organization of Labor, Marxist–Leninist Party, USA
- Venezuela: Red Flag Party
- Enver Hoxha
- International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (Unity & Struggle)
- Party of Labour of Albania
- People's Socialist Republic of Albania
- Sino-Albanian split
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