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.
It wreaked havoc on the Chinese social structure, forging class divides and resulting in a breakdown of law and order. Therefore, Chairman Mao Zedong's efforts to improve China to his own standards—the botched Great Leap Forward and the Chinese Cultural Revolution, accomplished exactly opposite of what they desired to achieve, leaving the Chinese economy and social struc... ... middle of paper ... ... to the end of the social structure he desired to achieve. Communism provided a perfect front for Mao to perpetuate his damaging political agenda. By claiming he would deliver a stable financial situation for a struggling China, Mao instead rushed into a major overhaul that resulted in lasting damage to the Chinese economy. Just as his country had begun to recover, Mao returned to create chaos.
During the “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” of China, countless Chinese bourgeoisie were persecuted with almost no logical reason. His powerful and stern leadership turned into an iron fist. Mao in the long run did improve China, but many of his actions were unnecessary and actually hindered the progress of his
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.
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
Good in the form building better social relations with other countries, bad in the form of this new big push failing. Although there were foreign exchanges, there was soon a shortfall in payments to other countries. Due to the shortfall, ... ... middle of paper ... ...country the deepest, and most productive cleanse yet. There may be one sometime in the future that may lead China into a democracy, but until then, 1978 is where I find the real revolution to be. It had to clean up after a failed leader who was selfish in his choices and brought the country two steps back every time.
Mao Zedong had a different plan for China, one that desired to take away the freedoms that Chinese had experienced in the years before (Nakate 1). After Zedong died the Chinese People were able to get back to what they had been before. “The modern Chinese culture is a blend of Communism, economic changes, and the old traditions of China” (Nakate 1). While I do not agree with Communism, other things that China has been doing for so long seem to be working. Maybe it is just because the people are so oppressed that they do not know any better.
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.
The repercussions from this bulwark to education are still being felt in China to this day. Needless to say, the unrestrained persecution carried out under Mao's instructions resulted in great loss of life and property. "The Cultural Revolution turned out to be anti-cultural, anti-intellectual, and anti-scientific, for knowledge was considered the source of reactionary and bourgeois thought and action".  Also, the party was decimated as many who were suspected of oppo... ... middle of paper ... ...d the crisis of communism. No political reform was initiated by him but this was the very reason why communism remained intact in China, whilst it was obliterated elsewhere.
The Opium War not only embarrassed China, but as a consequence, it also had a lot of dramatic social and economic effects as well. China’s view of the Western world along with the relationship changed drastically. Due to the war, there were a lot of internal battles and struggles as well as economic downfall especially in Canton where a lot of trading was focused on prior to the war. This left a lot of people in China without jobs, which resulted in China completely losing all power and control that it had to the Western nations. This allowed these nations to gain power over them, which was not foreseen prior to the war.