For the ecological question, it is really difficult having any sort of ecological preservation in a war zone. So, I've read some stuff from the leftists that I find very sad, sort of ridiculing the Rojava project as still having private property, as still having no tangible results ecologically. Well, you find yourself in the Spanish Civil War and tell me how much you can do. These are ridiculous and unrealistic expectations.
I inserted it as part of the explanatory framework or at least the definitions to see in what world-system position do we have these socialist states or socialist governed economies? Are they in the periphery, the semi-periphery in the core? I think that matters a great deal in terms of environmental impact and, of course, in terms of social relations. That's part of what I've appreciated about Lenin and his understanding of imperialism.
It is an often mentioned claim that on the eve of the Chinese Popular Revolution, Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union, asked Mao Zedong not to begin the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) final assault against the Nanjing Government. This claim, which rests on diverse memories and narratives of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai1 has become a cause for debate first between the historians of the USSR and the PRC, and then between Russia and China.