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1 Mao Zedong By: David DiBiase, Corey Mumolo, Marc Dipace, Tom Muraca,

2 China Mao Zedong is considered to be the communist father of china Chinese communist revolutionary political theorist and politician Converted china into a single party communist state Theoretical contribution to the ideas along with his military theories and brand of policies are collectively known as Maoism

3 Rise to power He governed the country of china as a communist leader from 1921 until Mao Zedong rose to power in China by commanding the Long March. The Long March was an epic retreat by the three Red Armies of China between 1934 and 1936, which took place during the Chinese Civil War. He was the 1st Chairman of the Communist Party of China

4 Beliefs Communism In 1949 Mao proclaimed the foundation of the People's Republic of China, a one- party socialist state controlled by the Communist Party. Adopted a Chinese nationalist and anti imperialist society.

5 Beliefs He believed In communes. (Groups of people who lived and worked together and hold property in common) Gorilla warfare (the use of hit-and-run tactics by small, mobile groups of irregular forces operating in territory controlled by a hostile, regular force.) Believed that China needed to become more industrialized to compete with other nations. He started the Great Leap Forward because of this. Didn’t believe in the traditional Confucian society.

6 Impact on the Nation He had a positive effect on china at the time. He gave women more rights. And he expected them to work along side men. He effectively rid china of the corrupt and brutal dictator jiang jie-shi and the nationalists. Improved healthcare and education. He increased agriculture and industrial output. (Great Leap Forward)

7 Impact on the World He lead the second communist revolution. He influenced other countries like The Soviet Union, Cuba, and North Korea to become communist. Because of the communist revolution, countries lead by democracy like Britain and the United States were afraid of the growing trend of communism.

8 Regents Question The Great Leap Forward in China and the five-year plans in the Soviet Union were attempts to increase 1.private capital investment 2.religious tolerance 3.individual ownership of land 4.industrial productivity A major goal of the Cultural Revolution in China during the 1960’s was to 1.restore China to the glory of the Han Dynasty 2.reemphasize Confucian traditional values 3.weaken communist ideas 4.eliminate opposition to Mao Zedong

9 Answers Correct Answer Number: 4 Explanation: The Great Leap Forward in China and the Five Year Plans in the Soviet Union were both aimed at increasing industrial output. Correct Answer Number: 4 Explanation: The Cultural Revolution was started to renew the people’s faith in the revolution. Mao Zedong used this policy as a tool for eliminating political opposition to his rule and the Communist Party.


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