What is even less publicised is how in the drug trade creates a country — Columbia, Mexico, even Afghanistan, certainly the United States, etc. Therefore, aside from birthing modern fortunes, drugs also birthed modern ideologies. In a sense this article is a bit of a digression in this 8-part series, but it is in many ways the most practical:
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Mao Zedong died ten years ago. He was an extraordinary figure in world history. His 1ife was intertwined with the experience of one of the most important events ever, the Chinese revolution.
The CPC had a heavy task in leading the Chinese people to liberate themselves from the terrible exploitation of imperialists and domestic reactionaries. China was ripe for revolution.
But what was needed was a correct political line to guide the people in making one. In its early days, the CPC made many mistakes, either relying too much on what it thought were progressive elements in the bourgeoisie, or going to Maos domestic policies opposite extreme and neglecting to build up alliances.
Mao struggled for the lines which were later proved correct. He worked out a class analysis which stressed the mighty revolutionary force represented by the poor peasantry: He led the Red Army on the 6, mile Long March at the end of which they reached Yenan in the north.
After Liberation, the CPC led the Chinese people in ending their exploitation and building an economy independent of imperialism, which guaranteed the people a decent and improving living standard, despite a US-Soviet blockade. Externally, China assisted Korea against the US intervention straight after Liberation and broke the cold war blockade against it.
Revolutions are possible because of causes: In China in the twenties, the conditions were right: But a lasting change could only be brought about if these elements were concentrated together in a form which could give the movement conscious direction.
This could only be done, and can only be done in any revolution, by a communist party which works out a line to guide the masses forward on the basis of the reality of their situation, and feeds this back to the masses in the form of concrete leadership.
The guiding policies and ideology of the CPC is summed up in a system of ideas generally known as Mao Zedong Thought; its source was the reality of the revolutionary movement as well as a distillation of the correct subjective ideas of the masses and it developed precisely in the course of changing reality.
Under its guidance, the Chinese people accomplished the extra ordinary task of throwing off centuries of oppression by domestic and foreign exploiters began the construction of new society with many important new features.
Precisely because it was so closely integrated with Chinese reality, it produced lessons overwhelmingly positive but with some negative ones as well, which all revolutionaries have a duty to learn.
Of course, revolutionaries have ultimate responsibilities lay for the movement in their own country where they alone deeply know the conditions. But it is necessary to view communism as an international movement, identify what the trends are and if necessary, polemicise about them.
Marx and Engels did this.
Lenin did this, and so did Mao. We have a duty to do the same with regard to the Chinese revolution. He understood very clearly that the proletariat and poor peasantry was the only class force capable of regenerating China and thus contributing to the world revolutionary movement.
He resisted any tendencies to make communism dependent upon the movement of the local bourgeoisie, while at the same time resisting any sectarianism towards the different currents making up what is necessarily a complex and multifaceted movement for the resurgence of an oppressed nation.
There was a predominant view that the industrialised countries, where the level of productive forces was higher and the proletariat more numerous would inevitably be the force pushing the revolutionary movement forward at a world level, while the colonial and semi-colonial countries would have to be pulled along behind this process.
Lenin had many insights which showed the contrary, but these tended to get forgotten after his death. The Chinese revolutionary movement re-established the history of trade and cultural interchange between China and other Asian and African countries which had made an essential contribution to the dynamic of human history before it was disrupted by capitalism.Mao's Success with Domestic Policies After Mao had defeated the Nationalists he was aware of the instability of communism in china.
He aimed of stabilizing china by dividing it into six main regions also called the Organic Law of , each was governed by a Bureau including four major officials: Chairman, party secretary, military commander and political commissar.
Published: Mon, 5 Dec Mao Zedong was born in and died in He was a Chinese revolutionary and a communist leader. In , Mao, the Leader of the Chinese Communist Party and Chiang Kai-Shek, the leader of the Kuomintang temporarily merged parties.
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