Guerras "imperialistas" e a derrota dos governos "reaccionários"
E já que falamos de Grande Timoneiros, vale a pena recordar estas palavras de Mao, que mantêm na íntegra a sua actualidade:
On the issue of war, the Communist Parties in the capitalist countries oppose the imperialist wars waged by their own countries; if such wars occur, the policy of these Parties is to bring about the defeat of the reactionary governments of their own countries. The one war they want to fight is the civil war for which they are preparing. But this insurrection and war should not be launched until the bourgeoisie becomes really helpless, until the majority of the proletariat are determined to rise in arms and fight, and until the rural masses are giving willing help to the proletariat.Mao Zedong "Problems of War and Strategy," November 6, 1938 Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung, vol. 2, 1975, pp. 219-20