Mao Zedong was the leader of • China’s Communist Party. • He convinced China’s peasants to • overthrow their weak government • and install Mao as “Chairman” • He encouraged the killing of all • “capitalists” in his country. • Capitalism is the enemy of • Communism. • Mao killed millions of people • when he created his communist • “utopia”.
Communism is designed to be a “permanent revolution”. • For this reason, communists are always in a state of war. • Communism is very strict and not very peaceful.
Propaganda spread Mao’s message • throughout China, brainwashing the • public. • Propaganda is the advertising of • political points of view. Propaganda • is generally untrue. • Both Russia and China used • propaganda to make the United States • And its economic system seem evil.
In the 1960s, Mao begins his “Cultural Revolution”. • Millions of people die when angry brainwashed mobs • tear the country apart. • Mao’s Little Red Book becomes the most widely read in China.
9-9-1976: Mao Dies • On his death, Mao brags that he had “burned more • books than any emperor.” • After Mao’s death, his friends were charged with • Numerous political crimes.
After Mao died, Deng Xioaping • took control of China. • He understood that Mao’s Cultural • Revolution was a failure. • Deng encouraged business owners • to begin trading with foreign • countries. • Capitalism began to take hold in China. • Deng was named Time’s Man of the • Year. China Changes DENG XIOAPING
China today • New leader is Jiang Zemin • China is beginning to embrace capitalism • We want to be China’s friend, but we don’t like the • way they treat people.