One of his first ideas was “The Great Leap Forward,” which a lot of historians considered as a failure because its initial goals were never met. The Chinese society was losing faith in Mao, and not loyal to him. In desperate needs, Mao came up with the “Cultural Revolution” or also known was “The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution”. Mao main goal was to turn all people to follow the idea of communism, but not in the way like Russia did. Even though a huge amount of people died and harmed the future image of China.
Stella Yu 9G (history project) Research Assignment - Research the Cultural Revolution: i) What was the situation in China at the time it was initiated? It was a terrible situation for people in China. It’s because of “Great Leap Forward”, which is led by Mao. Also the economy is really bad because they have no food. But some of them got richer and richer specially the scientists, mangers and some of the CCP members.
He believed that he could bring China to an economic level on par with its industrialized neighbors at a rapid pace, gaining him a huge following. Unfortunately for the Communist party, support for Mao hemorrhaged following the profound failures of the Great Leap Forward, an economic program he spearheaded. Mao’s plan managed to leave the agricultural industry in ruins and destroy the working population in China. Not accepting failure, once Mao had faded into near obsoleteness, he plunged back into the public eye. He claimed China was on the cusp of a dangerous return to capitalism.
The revolution in China of 1911, led to the fall of the Manchu dynasty. The result was that the newly formed Republic failed to control China and could not prevent China from being exploited by foreign powers. To restore order and regain central control over China, the nationalists and communists first worked together. Chiang Kai-shek, leader of the nationalist forces, was anti-communist and removed communists from key positions in unified party. Chiang Kai-shek then went on to attack the communists in Shanghai 1927.
Mao Zedong Mao Zedong is one of the most controversial leaders of the twentieth century. He has been known both as a savior and a tyrant to the Chinese people. From his tactical success of the Long March to his embarrassing failure of the Great Leap Forward, Mao has greatly influenced the result of what China is today. Most of Mao's major successes have been in the CCP's rise to power, while Mao's failures have come at a time when the CCP was in power. Mao Zedong was born on December 26, 1893 is Shaoshan village in Hunan.
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Mao---the one whose mistakes, shot contributions down After the validation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Mao Zedong as the Chairman of PRC and the Communist Party held most political power in China. By using his tremendous influence in China, Mao conducted a series of nationwide movements in order to rapidly reform China’s politics, economy and culture. However, instead of leading China to a more hopeful future, Mao pushed China into a period of darkness. Many historical evidences showed that Mao had brought more pain than happiness to Chinese people. No matter how many great things Mao did in his earlier years, the mistakes that Mao made in the 100 Flower Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, ad the Cultural Revolution, can neither
The sons of the gentry, soon became the most important contributors to the revolution that would rise up against the Confucius bureaucrats intellectuals. The new revolutionaries visioned not only a fortified, modern China with a powerful defense system, but also a unified country. One without “class struggle” or the unfair socio-economic differences between the impoverished masses and higher social classes. To achieve this new political vision, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was formed in 1921 but not with ease. Chiang Kai-shek, the leader of China and its national party, embarked on a bloody civil war between the nationalists and the newly formed CCP.
If it had happened later in the century then the CCP may have inherited a ‘backward’ nation and the problems the previous leadership had caused may have been irreversible. After the overthrow of Emperor Pu Yi, the Nationalist party was developed and its leader Sun Yatsen was given the title of ‘Provisional President of the Republic of China’. However he never took up the role to prevent the outbreak of a civil war. Meanwhile, whilst a central government was being formed so was a separate party – one with ideals at the other end of the spectrum to the Nationalists. In 1921, the Chinese Communist Party was established.
Their influence in the Kuomintang was destroyed and when Chiang turned on them the Communist dominated the government they had set up at Hankow during when the Northern Expedition collapsed. Mao, the elected leader of the Communist party believed that the peasants should spearhead the revolutionary movement in China and was not shared by most of the Communist party leaders. Mao and his followers settled in Kiangsi and named it “Kiangsi Soviet,” it was a mountainous area full of peasants. Mao’s decision... ... middle of paper ... ...e militiamen, the odds seemed to be stacked against them. In fact, the reasons for the Nationalist defeat are not hard to find.