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    Mao's reforms faced huge obstacles for it to succeed the way Mao wanted it to be. This is because, at the same time there were policies that aimed to reverse these reforms. These political enemies were the Rightists who included Deng Xiaoping and Liu Shaoqi. Further problems for the implementation of Great Leap Forward can be classified as unintended and intended. An unintended problem was the natural disaster, a famine, which loomed China in 9159 to 1961. This disrupted Mao's reforms because people

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    Name: Tingyi Li Instructor: Erin McDonald Paper rough draft Topic: Great Leap Forward The Great Leap Forward was a socioeconomic plan held from 1958 to 1961 by Communist party of China. As a result of successful economic reconstruction that had taken place in the early 1950s, the First Five Year Plan, Mao Zedong wanted to launch the second Five Year Plan, which was the Great Leap Forward. It was aimed to change China’s agrarian economy into an industrialized and socialist society. Mao had

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    those who are “capitalist-roaders” and to transform China into an equal, socialist society, Mao’s true, unrevealed goal of the CR was to eliminate his biggest enemy, who was the Chairman of China and Vice Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Liu Shaoqi, in order to further consolidate his own power in the People’s Republic of China. Prior to the Cultural Revolution, the economic movement forwarded by Mao Zedong known as the Great Leap Forward took place from 1958 to 1960. The goal in this campaign

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    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

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    History of China under Mao Zedong The Great Leap Forward programme was introduced in 1958 when Mao saw that a new middle class of "experts" growing up, calling the shots in high places of society. He also wanted to increase the country's production and catalyse industrialisation. Seeing an urgent need to lead China back to "true" Communism, he announced the "Great Leap Forward". The Great Leap Forward programme is said to be an economic failure, as it did not meet its initial aims.

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    version of Lord of the Flies the nation fell into anarchy and paralysis The Cultural Revolution also lead to changes within the structure of the communist party. Before the Cultural Revolution Liu Shaoqi was Mao Zedong's designated successor, but during the early stages of the Cultural Revolution Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping and many others who Mao deemed as being rightists were removed from the party. In their place Mao installed those who had been most loyal to him in the past; one of those men was

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    When Japan withdrew their forces from China, the Communists no longer had to work alongside the nationalists in protection of China’s sovereignty. They were soon able to force Jiang and the GMD into exile, partially because of the promises of improvement that they made to China’s impoverished masses. As Mao Zedong stepped into power, he put forward a five year plan to improve the lives of impoverished city-dwellers. In the cities, Mao initially planned to develop “powerful bureaucracies to control

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    Many sources provide inaccurate and distorted accounts of the Chinese record keeping. Editor Liu, Henry visited China and meet with Peng Zenian who explained that 1953 census was flawed in that the population grew from 450 million to 600 million over a relatively short period of time. Thus the editor was able to conclude that the death toll figures

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    “A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past” (Fidel Castro). People of power can be creative with their utterances. They can say anything to the people that they want to control. In this situation, both countries tested the limits. The political leaders of Cuba and China gained support by attracting specific types of followers, motivation and the utilization of propaganda. These leaders had campaigns targeting specific types of people to help gain

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    Cultural Revolution, Mao had implemented the Great Leap Forward 1958 in the People’s Republic of China. The Great Leap Forward caused a famine with an estimated death count of 20 to 30 million (Fairbank 296). Mao had retired in 1959, and his successor, Liu Shaoqi, was a moderate President who reversed the effects of the Great Leap Forward (Esmein 34). Mao felt threatened by Liu’s success where he had failed. Mao began to purge the Communist Party to rebuild his power (Fairbank 320). In May of 1966, students

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