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Chinese Genocide-Mao Ze Dong
Transcript of Chinese Genocide-Mao Ze Dong
1958-1962: It was a period in which the nation faced famine, systematic torture, brutality, torture, starvation, & peasant killings.
During those 4 years, a war raged between peasants & the state. 1/3 of all homes in China were destroyed. >45 million people were worked, starved or beaten to death.
Members of rural families were seen by the Party as "digits" (faceless workforce)
Parents were forced to bury their children alive for any act of disobedience. Some were doused in excrement & urine, set alight, or had their nose or an ear cut off.
Also wanted to destroy Chinese family culture because it opposed his preferred utopian ideas. Such thoughts were in the opposite direction of capitalism; focusing on equal distribution--> the "Cultural Revolution" and took place from 1966-1969; with anywhere up to 30 million being murdered. UNDER MAO Worst Genocides of the 20th Century Mao appeared victorious, but his health
was deteriorating. His later years saw
attempts to build bridges with the United
States, Japan and Europe. In 1972, US
President Richard Nixon visited China and
met Mao. Mao died on 9 September 1976. 1 of the 1st members of the new Chinese Communist party
Oct. 1, 1949: as Chairman of the Communist Central Committee
& one of the most influential men in China, announced the formation of
the 'People's Republic of China' and declared himself emperor. As dictator,
he untied all current areas of the country. During his rule, the Chinese Communist party seized control of all the
media & used it to promote Mao & his political strategy, along with the party
Some of his most controversial political campaigns included land reform
-The government regulated land distribution: slaughtered countless numbers of landlords & suppressed all ''counter-revolutionaries"
A 1976 estimate by the U.S. State Department placed the
number killed during these campaigns at a minimum
of 1.8 million. Mao Ze-Dong (China, 1958-61 and 1966-69, Tibet 1949-50) 49-78,000,000
Adolf Hitler (Germany, 1939-1945)12,000,000 (concentration camps and civilians
deliberately killed in WWII plus 3 million Russian POWs left to die)
Leopold II of Belgium (Congo, 1886-1908)8,000,000
Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39)6,000,000 (the gulags plus the purges plus Ukraine's famine)
Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44)5,000,000 (civilians in WWII)
Ismail Enver (Turkey, 1915-20)1,200,000 Armenians (1915) + 350,000 Greek Pontians
and 480,000 Anatolian Greeks (1916-22) + 500,000 Assyrians (1915-20)
Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-79)1,700,000
Kim Il Sung (North Korea, 1948-94)1.6 million (purges and concentration camps) Bibiana, Kristal, Daniel Bibiana, Kristal, Daniel Chinese Genocide under Mao Tse Tung "Greatest Mass Murderer of the 20th Century"