Maoism

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From Mao (surname of Mao Zedong) +‎ -ism.

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Maoism (usually uncountable, plural Maoisms)

  1. The philosophy espoused by Chinese leader Mao Zedong, a form of Marxism-Leninism that focuses on the peasantry as the revolutionary vanguard.
    • 1973 March 4, “Starving farmers given jail terms”, in Free China Weekly[1], volume XIV, number 8, ISSN 0016-0318, OCLC 1786626, page 3:
      Some of the farmers were arrested in Wuhan parks where they allegedly spoke against Maoism and the Communist dictatorship, the report said.

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