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Concerning Revolution in Third World

Concerning Revolution in Third World Paresh Chattopadhyay The contradictory historical experience of revolution in the third world, especially in Asia shows the following features: firstly, in order to lay the material foundation of socialism, the bourgeois democratic revolution had to be completed. But the task of destroying the pre-capitalist relations has entailed the generalisation of commodity production and of wage labour which have the tendency to perpetuate themselves; secondly, state power had to be captured if the immediate producers were to emancipate themselves and by the very nature of armed struggle against imperialism the old state machinery was destroyed. But the new state has not been a proletariat state; and, thirdly, nationalism proved a mighty weapon both to bring about a liquidation of the colonial domination as well as to create the broadest possible front against imperialist domination.

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