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  1. Shining Path, Sendero Luminoso, SLnoun

    a terrorist group formed in Peru in the late 1960s as a splinter group from the communist party of Peru; is among the most ruthless guerilla organizations in the world; seeks to destroy Peruvian institutions and replace them with a Maoist peasant regime; is involved in the cocaine trade

    "Shining Path has been responsible for 30,000 deaths"


  1. shining path

    Shining Path, also known as Sendero Luminoso, is a Maoist guerrilla group in Peru that waged an insurgency against the Peruvian government starting in 1980. It is classified as a terrorist organization by Peru, the United States, the European Union, and Canada due to its tactics, which have included bombings, assassinations, and forced recruitments. The group has been greatly diminished since the capture of its leader, Abimael Guzman, in 1992.


  1. Shining Path

    Shining Path, is a Maoist guerrilla insurgent organization in Peru. They like to call themselves Communist Party of Peru. When it first launched the internal conflict in Peru in 1980, its stated goal was to replace what it saw as bourgeois democracy with "New Democracy". The Shining Path believed that by imposing a dictatorship of the proletariat, inducing cultural revolution, and eventually sparking world revolution, they could arrive at pure communism. Their representatives said that existing socialist countries were revisionist, and claimed to be the vanguard of the world communist movement. The Shining Path's ideology and tactics have been influential on other Maoist insurgent groups, notably the Communist Party of Nepal and other Revolutionary Internationalist Movement-affiliated organizations. Widely condemned for its brutality, including violence deployed against peasants, trade union organizers, popularly elected officials and the general civilian population, the Shining Path is classified by the Peruvian government, the U.S., the European Union, and Canada as a terrorist organization. Since the capture of its leader Abimael Guzmán in 1992, the Shining Path has declined in activity. Certain factions of the Shining Path now claim to fight in order to force the government to reach a peace treaty with the rebels. Similar to militant groups in Colombia, some factions of Shining Path have adapted as a highly efficient cocaine-smuggling operation, with an ostensibly paternalistic relationship to villagers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shining path in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shining path in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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