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Deng Xiaoping

China has a long history with several great leaders, but none of those leaders have even come close to being as great as Deng Xiaoping. Deng Xiaoping was a loyal communist who sacrificed his own life so his people could have a better one. During his long political career, he served as a Communist politcommissar of the 129th Division (Liu-Deng Army) from 1929 to 1949. As politcommissar, he bravely and successfully fought the Nationalists. In 1945, he was elected to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. He became a member of the Politburo in 1955 and ever since that year, he has been an invaluable member of the party.
Depending on your personality or view, you may come to conclude that
Deng Xiaoping was a force for evil and that he was responsible for taking away the freedom of millions of Chinese citizens. Some people may even conclude that
Deng Xiaoping was a "power-hungry" dictator who would do anything to obtain power. I have concluded differently. I believe that Deng Xiaoping was a force of good. He has devoted his entire life to helping his country, China.
Before the Communist began to revolt, the Nationalists were doing a poor job of running the country and did not keep their promise for land reform. Deng
Xiaoping believed that a Communist government would do a better job of running the country. During the Nationalist- Communist Civil War, Deng greatly influenced the outcome in favor of the Communists by using effective military strategy. Deng Xiaoping was appointed Politcommissar of the 129th Division of the Eighth Route Army (the Liu-Deng Army) from 1938 to 1947. He employed several campaigns against the Nationalists in which he inflicted severe damage.
One campaign was when he led his army in the battle of Huaihai, which put
550,000 men of the Kuomintang troops out of action. Afterwards, he led his army across the Yangtze and liberated Nanjing, the capital of the Kuomintang government. Then his army liberated the entire southwest of the country.
In October 1, 1949, China became a Communist nation. Without Deng
Xiaoping's tremendous performance during the war, the Nationalists probably would have easily won. Because of Deng Xiaoping, the people of the nation were finally able to begin to mod...

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...treated his own children. He wanted his people to live happily, and in order to do so, he gave his life in exchange. Even when there was a lot of pressure from the public, Deng Xiaoping did not cave in. Instead, he tried his best to ignore the pressure and to choose what would be best for the people; even if it meant being unpopular sometimes.
I learned that Deng Xiaoping is the reason China is on the verge of becoming a superpower in the world. Today, most of China enjoys the fruitful success of a strong economy because of Deng Xiaoping's carefully planned policies. Also, Deng Xiaoping saved China from the corrupt Nationalists by winning the Civil War for the Communists.
This man did great things for the hundreds of millions of Chinese.
Without his ingenuity and shrewd leadership, China would probably be a poor country with severe economic problems, and without this biography, I would have missed learning about a very interesting person. He dedicated his life for the well being of his people. Deng Xiaoping was not only a force for good, he was a prophet. If more people were like him, there would not be a need for heaven.
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