The Revolution that Changed the Chinese Society As it’s known around the world, Chinese political system is Communism. Some may say that communism is good and bad. Well it all began when Mao Zedong came into power, his ideas influenced Chinese people and how the true way of living is. The introduction of communism into China changed how people perceived each other. 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.
Caitlin Lent 17 May 2014 Global Studies II Mr. Bernardi Long Live Chairman Mao? Mao Zedong’s Failures as a Chinese Communist Leader When Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong first rose to power at the start of the Chinese Civil War, major change was on the horizon for Nationalist China. With rising inflation and civil instability at the hands of corrupt government leaders, the time had come for the Communists to take the helm in China. Mao branded this as a chance to use communist ideals to promote economic development. 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.
There were actually many reasons but the reason that Mao presented to the public is not the real reason why he started the Cultural Revolution. Some of the stuff he told the public is that there were too many strong people in China. Mao is trying to say that all the experts in China is destroying the economy of China. But actually all the experts in China were helping China after the Great Leap Forward but Mao never admit that. Mao also the revolution is not getting lots of benefits as what they planed/ expected.
More murderous than Hitler, more powerful than Stalin, in the battle of the Communist leaders Mao Zedong trumps all. Born into a comfortable peasant family, Mao would rise up to become China’s great leader. After leading the communists away from Kuomintang rule, he set out to modernize China, but the results of this audacious move were horrific. He rebounded from his failures time and again, and used his influence to eliminate his enemies and to purge China of its old ways. Mao saw a brighter future for China, but it was not within his grasp; his Cultural Revolution was not as successful as he had wanted it to be.
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.
Chiang Kai-shek and Mao both emphasised that the use of Confucian ideas clearly would not work in order to transform China. Economically China was unstable. Deng was the only leader to recognise the only way to modernize China was through the use of foreign influence, for instance the ‘open door policy’ which improved the economy through international trade. Overall, foreign influence was the most significant factor in transforming China during the 20th centu
Eventually, in 1949, after a grueling civil war, the Communists took the leadership of China, starting the new era of “the People’s Republic of China”. Mao led the PRC with ambition, and made many sacrifices, both himself and as a nation. Although Mao’s ambition and sacrifices did lead to the better China that is known today, there are many that question the necessity of the harsh choices he made during his rule over the PRC. One can even question the morality of the decisions made by Mao, both direct and indirect for his nation. During the “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” of China, countless Chinese bourgeoisie were persecuted with almost no logical reason.
Mao Zedong is known as the father of the Chinese revolution. Mao was brought into a China that lacked a strong leadership. China needed someone who was willing to take charge and bring China up to its potential. Mao would prove to be the one who would take up that responsibility. As with every world leader, Mao Zedong’s tenure was a rollercoaster of highs and lows.
After millions of years under imperial rule in China, nationalist rebellions made the government unstable eventually making way for communist ideas. For over twenty years the nationalist struggled to keep democratic power in the country. The Xinhai revolution was a civil war between the nationalists and the communists. The Communists were led by Mao Zedong and they emerged victoriously. In September 1949, two good things happened.
When the civil war started they were picked off one by one. All of these reasons in the above lead to the most important reason for Chiang’s defeat. This was his loss of support in the towns and cities. The Communist went through struggles but they all led to step by step victory. That’s why the Communists gained power of China in 1949.