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    Default African Liberation Movements

    Hi everybody
    'The history of African liberation began in the cold war, when the USSR was a superpower.Most or nearly most of the liberation movements were trained in the USSR and there were leaders who deeply believed in the communism, in the democratic centralism and the one-party system.That was the beginning of mozambique, angola, and many other countries, however these leaders were caught by the collapse of the berlin wall and instead of democratizing these countries completely, the leaders of those movements made an intelligent transformation, they embraced the capitalism because the world didn't tolerate the communism anymore and benefited from the totality, they got what we could call the best of the two worlds, they allowed the liberalization of the economy but it was them, the leaders, the former guerrilla and liberators who became the best businessmen, the president Chissano in mozambique is a very rich man, the current president Guebuza is a very welthy man, the president of Angola is a multimillionaire, they live in luxury and their people live in poverty and therefore I agree with many african thinkers who see all of it as a conspiracy of silence"


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    Default Re: African Liberation Movements

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    The history of the African liberation movements began during the Cold War, when the USSR was a superpower. Many of the leaders of the liberation movements were trained in the USSR, and many of them deeply believed in Communism.
    What is meant bny "democratic centralism"?






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    Default Re: African Liberation Movements

    Democratic centralism is the name given to the principles of internal organization used by Leninist political parties, and the term is sometimes used as a synonym for any Leninist policy inside a political party. The democratic aspect of this organizational method describes the freedom of members of the political party to discuss and debate matters of policy and direction, but once the decision of the party is made by majority vote, all members are expected to uphold that decision. This latter aspect represents the centralism. As Lenin described it, democratic centralism consisted of "freedom of discussion, unity of action."[1]

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