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I wish China becomes a truly communist society, not just "Socialist with Chinese characteristics". And join into a new bloc with Russia, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela, Vietnam, Egypt, Palestine, Algeria and the Central Asian stan countries. Possibly also invite Indonesia and Malaysia.
Communism doesn't work kiddo, it is a stupid ideology and has never in history worked as equality is a myth, different individuals are not equal and different groups are not equal.

Main problem for China right now is the West, but I think the West will destroy itself through liberalism before China even needs to fire a shot.
 

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Communism doesn't work kiddo, it is a stupid ideology and has never in history worked as equality is a myth, different individuals are not equal and different groups are not equal.
Sorry but you are being a defeatist.

I am logging-off now. Will reply tomorrow.
 

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Good:
- United China and re-asserted government control over the country
- Held Americans at bay in Korea
- Destroyed religious fundamentalists' hold on people's lives in Tibet and Xinjiang

Bad:
- Terrible administrator (Great Leap Forward)
- Lust for power and Cult of Personality (Cultural Revolution)

I would say his womanizing ways were a downside too, but it doesn't have a direct impact on how he was as a leader of the country. If he had ceded power after 1953, he would be an universally celebrated figure in China. Unfortunately, he hung on to power and schemed on for too long, and ruined his reputation and much of the country in his later years.

If I had to give him a score out of 10, he would be a 6.
 

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Oh, slave of the west. You're a true sheeple. They threw BS at you and you caught it and embraced it? And from Guardian? You're learning about China and Chinese from western tainted glasses?
You should ask us ordinary Chinese, why do we like and support Mao. Why are we still supporting him till today?
Question yourself first.
Says the Chinese who censure any word that says Genocide. It's funny how you blame the west for propaganda when you don't even allow even real news in the first place. Speaking of slaves of the west ironical it was the Chinese who kissed the American rear and betrayed the soviets. Didn't Mao propose sending Chinese girls to the US? That dude lived in cuckoo land.
If you're going to say the Mao era was hunky and dory. save it.
 

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Says the Chinese who censure any word that says Genocide. It's funny how you blame the west for propaganda when you don't even allow even real news in the first place. Speaking of slaves of the west ironical it was the Chinese who kissed the American rear and betrayed the soviets. Didn't Mao propose sending Chinese girls to the US? That dude lived in cuckoo land.
If you're going to say the Mao era was hunky and dory. save it.
Indian regime has been conducting a genocide of its own people by allowing 5 million children to starve to death every year.

 

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Indian regime has been conducting a genocide of its own people by allowing 5 million children to starve to death every year.

The methodology used to come to the conclusion that Communism resulted in 100 million deaths could be used to come to the same conclusion in regards to democracy and Capitalism in India.

In my opinion, there should be no intervention in relation to these deaths in India or any other developing country. Need to implement a 1 child policy like China did, which in my opinion is China's greatest achievement.
 

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Tell me, you put out moral outrage at Mao sleeping with post-puberty women. What is your opinion on Western militaries going around the world massacring people ? On films like Rambo, American Sniper and The Dictator legitimizing and normalizing what are crimes against humanity ? Your linked article has a section of Mao being treated for venereal disease coming from his sleeping with those young women but what do you say about the cancers that the Americans gave to the Iraqis through usage of Depleted Uranium armaments ?
Iraq under Saddam Hussein was an angel
The west hates him so much, US will never forgive him for delivering them a bloody nose in Korea and Vietnam, someone from a non western culture challenging western global domination

A fifth grader can make this pic, grow up.
fifth grader cannot make up facts
 

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The methodology used to come to the conclusion that Communism resulted in 100 million deaths could be used to come to the same conclusion in regards to democracy and Capitalism in India.

In my opinion, there should be no intervention in relation to these deaths in India or any other developing country. Need to implement a 1 child policy like China did, which in my opinion is China's greatest achievement.
The death rate in India has always been higher than China's: even during the Great Leap Forward (except 1960, where they were equal).





The difference between Chinese death rate and Indian death rate since 1960 has shown that India basically had a Great Leap Forward level of excess death, every year, until 2000. That is the equivalent of 200+ million victims in India alone (2006 death rate of 5 million per year * 40 years, which is a certain underestimate).
 

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It’s easy to glorify and praise a person when it isn’t your family that is on the receiving end of the a bullet.

Mao said “Power comes from the barrel of a gun”. What do you think that means for the nation he has left behind today? And what do you think that will mean for that very nation tomorrow?

Legacies are the soul of a nation, forget about progress, about development, that will happen no matter what so long as a people cooperate, what about what’s left behind. What is it that you believe in? What is it that you value as a people? This will all come back as a reflection with each passing day.
 

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Mao was not a perfect leader but he was far from 'bad'. China would not be a superpower or even exist in its current form if it were not for the ~25 years of Maoist rule which built a strong foundation needed for china to succeed in the 21st century.
 

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Funny how some Indians easily forget that Modi was banned for 10 years in UK and USA. And he remains the only person to get this ban by USA while other dictators were never even banned like this. Yeah your courts and your investigations.
On topic: Mao may be many things but he would be judged by his people who were affected by his policies not people who are sitting outside China.
 

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