A branch of Communism created by Mao Zedong. This branch differed greatly from Marxism
For instance, Karl Marx thought that economies had stages they went through such as slavery, feudal, ect, until you get to capitalism. Marx taugt that capitalism would eventually lead way to the next stage of communism.
Mao Zedong lived in a country with a bunch of peasents. However, he thought China would do pretty well as a communist country even though he was breaking with the very basics of Marxist thought. So he got some peasents, killed people, and took over the government. From peasents to communism, only not real communism.
Marx taught that the prolaterians (see proletarian
) were supposed to take over and then lead the country themselves.
Mao Zedong taught that people didn't really know what was good for them, but of course he did. He had some kind of metaphor that set up a body where he was the head, the goverment the arms, and the people the other parts. Or something like that. Basicly he wanted to be seen as God.
In short, Maoism is a lame excuse for communism that Mao Zedong used to gain power and not Marxism at all.
I was with a group of communists running away from an anti-commie hate group the other day that was trying to shoot us. We hid out in an abondonded church and eventually we found out that this one guy who was supposed to be communist really believed in Maoism, so we shot him ourselves.