The East Wind Prevails over the West Wind!

Proletarians of all countries, unite!
There is one goal, the conquest of power!

THE EAST WIND PREVAILS OVER THE WEST WIND!

Chairman Mao Tse-tung
17.11.1957

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THE EAST WIND PREVAILS OVER THE WEST WIND!

Extracted from Chairman Mao Tse-tung‘s remarks to Chinese students in Moscow on the 17th of November, 1957.

The October Socialist Revolution marks a turning point in world history; the appearance in the heavens of two artificial satellites and the coming to Moscow of delegates from the 64 Communist and Workers‘ Parties to celebrate the holiday of the October Revolution mark a new turning point. The forces of socialism surpass the forces of imperialism. The imperialist forces have a leader, the USA; our socialist camp must also have a leader, and that leader is the Soviet Union. If we do not have a leader our forces might disintegrate! It was an event of great significance that the Communist and Workers‘ Parties of 64 countries attended the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution. It showed the solidarity of the socialist countries, led by the Soviet Union. It showed the solidarity of the Communists and Workers‘ Parties the world over, with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union as their center. The direction of the wind in the world has changed. In the struggle between the socialist and capitalist camps, it is no longer the West wind that prevails over the East wind, but the East wind that prevails over the West wind. The world now has a population of 2,700,000, the countries now struggling for independence or for complete independence plus the capitalist countries with neutralist tendencies 600,000,000, and the imperialist camp only about 400,000,000, besides which they are also divided internally. Earthquakes are likely to occur over there. At present, it is not the West wind that is prevailing over the East wind, but the East wind prevailing over the West wind.