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Mao Zedong

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Mao Zedong
THE KEY TO CHINA'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Mao's Beginnings
Mao Zedong was born on the
26th of December
in
1893
.
He was born into a
peasant
family where Mao was
not a very educated child
.
He was working full-time on the
fields
during his teenage years,
and soon his father arranged a
wedding
for him,
but Mao did not accept it.
In the next couple years, he had left home to enroll in a
secondary school
in Changsha, the capital of the Hunan Province.
University & Marxism
Mao then started training as a
teacher
, after
graduating
.
He then traveled to
Beijing
, where he then found a position as a
Librarian Assistant
and attended a few classes.

While he was working here, he had started
to read
Marxist
Literature.
Mao was introduced to
political activity
by helping to establish
several student organizations
throughout his school years.
This is where he acquired his first
experience
into politics.
The Shift to Communism
After hearing about the successful
Russian Revolution
, which
had established the communist
Soviet Union
, Mao was one of
the founding members of the
Chinese Communist Party
.
The
Chinese
leader of 1923 had put a
policy
into place
for active
cooperation
with the:
CHINESE COMMUNISTS
Number
Strength
Kuomintang & CCP
Mao Zedong had supported
both
parties.
Mao had slowly taken
Lenin's ideas
, and

communism had filled
the minds of
farming peasants
. He slowly realized that this
was the
KEY to establishing communism in China
.
CCP (Chinese Communist Party)
Kuomintang (Capitalist Party)
He then gradually went up the
ranks
in the political party.
The Death of the Alliance
Chinese President
Sun Yat-sen

died
in the month of March, 1925.
Chiang Kai-shek, his successor, became the
chairman
of the Kuomintang.

However, Chiang was not only more
conservative
and
traditional
,
he was brutal and had something
against communism
.
He
broke the alliance
and had started a
violent purge
of the communists. Many were not only
imprisoned
, but
killed
.
The Long March
In the same month, Mao Zedong led an
army
of
This was against the
Kuomintang
, which he previously supported.

The Long March
Peasants
Farmers
Low-Middle Class
Mao
has just built a
small
but
strong army
of the lower class
established the
"Soviet Republic of China"
this has been done in the
mountainous areas of JiangXi
Chinese
vs
Japanese

The Japanese Imperial Army had
invaded
China.
Chiang's forces did not only
lose control
over the conflict, but some major
cities of China.
With Chiang unable to fight this war, he had reached to an
agreement
and needed
support
from the
communists
.
Mao, during this time, was the
military leader
.
With the aid from allied forces, he was able to fight against the Japanese.
MAO's
RISE
TO
POWER
Mao Set His Sights
Mao Zedong was able to
control
all of China after the Japanese defeat.
The
United States

had tried to ally with China, but it had
transformed to a
bloody
civil war.
Mao had announced the establishment of the:
PRC
(People's Republic of China)
This had been made known in Tiananmen Square, 1949.
The Great Leap Forward
Mao launched the Great Leap Forward in 1958 with the
vision
to
to increase
industrial production
.
Farmers and peasants were told to
smelt

instead of working on their farm.
Because of the
lack
of
farmers
and
food
, people and entire villages
died of
starvation
. This was the worst
famine
in history.
Chiang and his had fled to Taiwan to build the
Republic of China.
The Lost & Returned Power
As Mao had
lost his power
during the late 1950s, he was pushed
to the sidelines.
An passionate supporter of his, Lin Biao, compiled some of Mao's writings
and ideologies.
The given title of this book or compilation is:
Cultural Revolution
The Cultural Revolution was a way for Mao to say, "I'm back in power".
This was done to revive the
revolutionary spirit
.
He had put
weapons in the hands of children
and Mao had not
only
destroyed much of China's traditional haritage
, but also
schools and the educational system
.
Mao's Legacy
To put further Mao's name into Chinese History, he had formed allies
with the United States, when Richard Nixon visited China and met Mao.
Mao died at the age of 82, September 18th 1976.
The revolution had
backfired
and this had allowed
Mao's rivals
to take
control over China, removing Mao from a central figure of leadership.
"QUOTATIONS FROM CHAIRMAN MAO"
Otherwise known as the:
"LITTLE RED BOOK"
With the youth running the country, he had young followers
which formed the "
Red Army
".
This had caused economic and social chaos all over
China
.
Mao was:
a Political Genious
a Military Leader
a Strategist
a Mastermind
a Saviour
Reference Page
~Nikhil Lakhwani~
Thank You!
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Reference Page
- Information -
Information has been taken from the websites below
and learning from the IMYC Class.
Mao Tse-tung. (n.d.). Retrieved September 14, 2015.
Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/mao-tse-tung-9398142#synopsis
BBC News Editors, B. (n.d.). BBC - History - Mao Zedong.
Retrieved September 14, 2015. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/mao_zedong.shtml
Mao Zedong. (2015). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/biography/Mao-Zedong
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