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Obviously A Stub[edit]

Ok, there is more to social imperialism that just soviet Russia. For example, the Germans used social imperialism before World War 1. This article needs to be redone, or severly added upon.


Social-Imperialism isn't a term Mao invented, it's actually related to the Social fascism position of the Comintern which was run by Stalin and co. Furthermore it should be recognize that Enver Hoxha (who was anti-Soviet and anti-Maoist) denounced Mao's aggressive foreign policy (which was itself aimed against the USSR) as social-imperialist, Hoxha basically said Mao was 'fighting soviet social-imperialist by using his own style of social-imperialism'. That would relate to Chinese support of UNITA in Angola, the Afghan guerrillas in Afghanistan against the Soviets etc, Mao's foreign policy was continued and enhanced after his death with the Sino-Vietnamese War etc.

So yeah, my point being, social-imperialism is not a Maoist term but a pretty objective Communist one.

Revision[edit]

As noted above the phrase is not exclusively Maoist and nor did it originate with Mao (although it also predates Stalin). I've rewritten the article to reflect this and account for its use during the debates of the early 20th C. Obviously if anyone has a source that dates the expression to an earlier date then please amend

I was in two minds as to whether to remove the stub status (there's really not a huge amount to say on this) but decided to leave it in the off chance that someone wishes to expand the article GreatGodOm (talk) 20:08, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

insufficient context[edit]

This article tells us what those politically opposed to it thought, and there is much discussion on what academics think about it - but it doesn't have anything about what the social imperialists themselves actually thought or wanted.--JHumphries (talk) 21:09, 22 August 2016 (UTC)