Mao Tse-Tung was a political theorist and a communist revolutionary from China. He was the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, which he governed as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1949 until his death in 1976.

Quotes by Mao Tse-Tung:

Taken as a whole, the Chinese revolutionary movement led by the Communist Party embraces the two stages, i.e., the democratic and the socialist revolutions, which are essentially different revolutionary processes, and the second process can be carried through only after the first has been completed. The democratic revolution is the necessary preparation for the socialist revolution, and the socialist revolution is the inevitable sequel to the democratic revolution. The ultimate aim for which all communists strive is to bring about a socialist and communist society.

Mao Tse-tung proclaimed this revealing statement regarding democracy a decade before consolidating control on the Chinese mainland. 1939.