English translation: armor-backed [armour-backed] communism
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German to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Government / Politics
German term or phrase:Panzerkommunismus
Der rotchinesische Aufbruchs-Kommunismus, der von der ‚Profiteurs-Gruppe’ des IOC als Verhandlungspartner blindlings ernst genommen wurde, erweist sich als eine Kombi-Kopie des stalinistischen Panzerkommunismus mit den Methoden des 3. Reiches im Kielwasser von Mao mit seinen 280 Mio. Toten im Keller!
Dear Craig & dear colleagues: I greatly appreciate your help. Normally I don't do translations at the weekend, but this text is intended as a flysheet for a demonstration for Tibet taking place on Monday in Vienna, and the client sent me the German text this Friday afternoon!
What did you choose for "Aufbruchs-K" - the two terms belong together in the sentence, as types of communism that appeared to be different but now reveal themselves to be very similar. So we're looking for a term pair, perhaps.
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11 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
Explanation: Don't think you can sum this up in one or two words. I would paraphrase as something like "Stalin's imposition of communism through tank/armored divisions" as it refers to Stalin's use of the occupation forces at the end of WWII during the so-called "elections" that voted in communist governments in Eastern Europe. It also calls to mind the sending in of Soviet tank divisions to Hungary and Czechoslovakia to quell unrest and dissident movements in the 50s and 60s.
Ted Wozniak United States Local time: 13:42 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 8
28 mins confidence:
Explanation: How about this?
Tilman Lichter Canada Local time: 14:42 Works in field Native speaker of: German, English
Explanation: It's one hell of a text to have at the weekend, so here's more than just one word of support :-)
The 'awakening' communism blindly accepted in all seriousness as a negotiating partner by the IOC turns out to be a combi-copy of Stalin's tank-based communism with the Third Reich's methods in its wake and Mao's 280 million dead in the closet.
Craig Meulen United Kingdom Local time: 19:42 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4