The Maoist movement arose in response to the apparently unbridgeable antagonism between the values of capitalism and those of communism. The Chinese Communist Party described its policies as Maoist, while the Maoist Chinese Communist Party uses the term Mao Zedong Thought, to distinguish itself from third world socialism as exemplified by the theories of Hugo Chavez or Joseph Stalin. During periods of political repression, the definition of Mao Zedong Thought became very broad and could apply to any socialism with a Marxist-Leninist orientation, such as the Caudilloism of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. Nevertheless, it is fair to recognize that the modern Maoist movement is based on the concept of class struggle and internal colonialism carried over from the Chinese Revolution.
The Communist Party of China has been banned by the Chinese Government since 1949, but nonetheless, Chinese political dissidents have attempted to organize communist parties on Taiwan. One such group is the Taiwan Democratic Socialist Party, which calls itself the "Communist Party of China" in order to attract supporters.
In The Communist Manifesto Marx and Engels frame the question of revolution in terms of the common touch of the proletariat and bourgeoisie. The bourgeoisie are said to be at a loss to understand the rise of the revolt, as their interests remain united throughout the whole process. The proletariat, on the other hand, cannot fail to understand how the general interests of oppressed peoples can be served through the involvement and power of a revolutionary movement. Marx and Engels conclude that the only solution to the issues projected in The Communist Manifesto is through class revolution - a communist revolution. 7211a4ac4a