Chinese communism

Chinese communism - to be Marxist(most notably the Soviets the party elite in these countries claim to have established som even as they

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Chinese communism Mao Zedong (1893-1976) - Tse Tung- Contributions: 1. Peasant Communism- the possibility of revolutionizing the peasantry and other non- proletarians and preparing an underdeveloped country for socialism and communism. 2. Continuing dialectic- Even within Marxism contradiction continue and the Soviets are wrong in assuming there are no further contradictions after the revolution. Indeed, continuing contradictions and change is necessary to avoid stagnation. Example- the Cultural Revolution 3. Criticism of privilege and bourgeoisie tendencies of other countries that claim
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Unformatted text preview: to be Marxist (most notably the Soviets); the party elite in these countries claim to have established som even as they themselves (the “nomenclature”) retain special privileges and powers. 4. Criticism of peaceful coexistence as capitulation to the capitalists- the Soviet accommodation with the West in arm control is a sell out; the West is a “paper tiger” and China can survive a nuclear war if the West tries to use nuclear weapons to save capitalism. This scored points with third world who resented power of both west and east....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course POLS 327 taught by Professor Dr.toburen during the Spring '08 term at LA Tech.

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