Maoism is an adaptation of Marxist-Leninism. In Mao's case he adapted a theory that was originally developed within the context of a relatively advanced industrializing society, Europe of the 19th century, to a context of an almost purely aggricultural society--China of the early and mid 20th century.
Mao was a military genious, if not a political one, for his development of a protracted 'peoples war.' Whether you like him or not, and there is a lot not to like, his military theory was victorious and continues to be emulated today as well as studied by the students of West Point etc.
The Sandinista guerillas, though not self identified as Maoists, certainly practiced Maoism in their struggle against the Samoza regime in Nicaragua in the 1970s.
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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.
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A type of Communism created by Mao Zedong. It is mainly associated with its casualties such as the 55 Million people who died during the great leap forward.
Person: Nazism can be comparable to Maoism is some ways
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When you give a Chinese man a Great Leap Forward by sexually assaulting him.
Yo ching bing chong, I just gave Timmy a Maoism.
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Mao Zedong‘s “Communism with Chinese Characteristics

In reality, it’s when you take a system that already doesn’t work, (communism), and then remove the communism but pretend you’re still communist
Maoism caused 40 million to starve to death
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Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is an ideology synthesized out of Mao Zedong Thought and Marxism-Leninism initially applied to Peru by Chairman Abimael Guzman (Chairman Gonzalo) in the Peruvian People's War. On Discord some major powers such as the USSR that evolved out of the WPUSSR led by Generalissimus Joseph Stalin and Premier Zhukov and the People's Republic of China led by Chairman Mao Zedong have taken up the ideology. It is characterized by a strict Anti-Revisionism/Anti-Social-Imperialism (and with it anti-Moralistic Socialism and anti-Bragovism/Kerikovism) Anti-Fascism (and with it anti-Keitelism), Anti-Capitalism/Imperialism, Anti-Colonialism, advocating State-Atheism, advocating LGBTQ+ Liberation, advocating for autonomy for minorities, Protracted People's War, Mass Line and for world Socialist Revolution.
Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is the ideology of all modern Communists who wish to destroy all forms of Imperialism, Capitalism, Fascism and Revisionism.
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- Refers to Chairman Mao's continuous theory of revolution and of Marxism-Leninism, the Maoism, but added with some of the Filipino's character: contradicting the new economic policies, the unity of frontlines; the opening of the country with the other foreign countries to revive the weak economy; the bureaucracy and oligarchy should control the economy according to the new system; and the mass lines should be with the individual command.
- Based on Tara (2021), the 1987 Constitution of Cory's administration has a Maoist policies with Filipino characteristics.
Prof. Joma Sison ━ a Filipino revolutionary ━ said that "...the revisionism in Deng's time, was a traitorous act of ongoing revolution. Thus, our enemy ━ Polo Tara ━ should be crushed because of his historical revisionism. We need to conduct a terror act against his ideas of 'Maoism with Pinoy characteristics...'"

━ Corrrecting the Correct MOVEMENT Forum, pg. 666
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