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Communism in Nepal
Marxism–Leninism–Maoism–Prachanda Path (Nepali: मालेमावाद र प्रचण्डपथ Mālemāvād ra Prachaṇḍapath, sometimes shortened to Prachanda Path) refers to the ideological line of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), also known as the UCPN(M). It is considered a development of Marxism–Leninism–Maoism and named after the leader of the UCPN(M), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, commonly known as Prachanda. Prachanda Path was proclaimed in 2001. The ideology was partially inspired by the example of the Communist Party of Peru, which refers to its ideological line as "Marxism–Leninism–Maoism-Gonzalo Thought".
Marxism Prachanda Path does not make an ideological break with Marxism, Leninism and Maoism, but is an extension of these ideologies based on the politics of Nepal. The doctrine came into existence after it was realized that the ideologies of Marxism, Leninism and Maoism could no longer be practiced completely as it they been in the past. The party adopted Prachanda Path, as they felt it was a suitable ideology based on the reality of Nepalese politics.
- Maske, Mahesh. Maovichar, in Studies in Nepali History and Society, Vol. 7, No. 2 (December 2002), p. 275.
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