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Mao Zedong

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George Christy

on 27 February 2014

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Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong
Part of the Chinese Communist Party

He started his own brand of communism based off of Russian Communism.

*Believed he could bring revolution to a rural country where peasants could be true revolutionaries.*

Mao's rise to power
Mao met with the Chinese Communist party in 1921 in Shanghai.
Mao was working at Beijing University at the time.
Mao later took control of The Communist(Red) Army.
Mao recruited peasant to join his Red Army
Mao battled with Jiang and the National Republic of China in Civil War
The Civil War in China was Mao's chance to rise to power
Mao did not win the Civil War he probably would have lost if the Nationalist Army did not haveto stop fighting.
Mao and the seven to eight thousand of his Communist Army hid in the Mountains gaining followers for his Communist Party

Mao Zedong as emperor
Government takes total control over the state and all aspects of the public and private life.
- Provide a sense of security and give directions for the future.
-Leader is the head of all of the government.
-Used secret police to scare the people and spark fear among the people.
-Used persuasion like terror, propoganda, censorship, persecution, and brainwashing.
Mao's Legacy

Interesting Facts

1. He was an assistant librarian at Beijing University.

2. He was born the
son of a peasant farmer.

3. Mao worked for Sun Yat-sen.

4. He was born in Shaoshan,
Hunan Province, China.

Mao was known for...
Mao Tse-tung was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist, soldier and statesman who led his nation's Cultural Revolution.
Mao's use of Totalitarianism
Mao and his view of Marxism
The many peasants supported this because it would give them more than what they had and the more wealthy people did not like the practice of communism because it would give them less than what they had.
The rise of Communism in China began early in the 20th century. In 1921 , following the May 4th Movement--an anti-imperialistic, cultural, and political movement by students in Beijing on May 4th, 1919 that created a widespread adoption of Marxist throughout China
Mao used Totalitarianism to keep his people in the dark about Political issues
Mao made himself known for the powerful state he built not the millions of people he killed
Mao denied citizens the right to vote
During Mao's reign the media was controlled heavily by the government
Mao made his people worship him
Mao spread propaganda in a highly illiterate country

Mao Zedong has a very controversial legacy.
When Mao's 120th birth anniversary came around the public was reminded of this. During the Cultural Revolution many people were treated harshly. Tens of thousands of people were killed and many were forced to do harsh labor. As this angered some people Mao had some "fans" that supported him. Some even say that he is "the people's great savior."
"The force of the peasantry is like that of the raging winds and driving rain. It is rapidly increasing in violence. No force can stand in its way. The peasantry will tear apart all nets which bind it and hasten along the road to liberation. They will bury beneath them all forces of imperialism, militarism, corrupt officialdom, village bosses and evil gentry."
-MAO ZEDONG, quoted in Chinese Communism and the Rise of Mao

Mao was a supporter of the Marxism theory
Marxism is a worldview and method of societal analysis based on attention to class-relations and societal conflict
This quote relates because while we as trying to develop his "own brand of communism" he thought that he could bring revoution where "the peasants could be true revolutionaries." This quote is him aruguing the point in 1927.
marxism expresses the hate of capitalism.
Marxism is a socialist society in which the government runs capitalist activities.
Since the in china, there were many peasents d Marxism involves the idea that class tensions will develop between the poor and the rich and then the peasants will rise up and take over the Bourgeoisie and aristocrats of society.
To combat this, Mao supported communism so that cooperative ownership of materials and production would eliminate this from happening.
Mao Zedong's approach to gaining support of the people to fight the Chinese Nationalist Party and aristocrats was unorthodox, but very effective. He appealed to the majority of the population: rural peasants and the lower class, and tried to empower them to revolt and fight the tyranny which they had faced; thus, later allowing them to adopt the ideas of Marxism and Leninismt
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