Communist China By: J’Moni Bonner
Mao Zedong • Son of a peasant farmer • Born in Chaochan China • Communist Party leader • Died 1976 • Joined communist China in 1921 http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/363395/Mao-Zedong
Great Leap Forward The Great Leap Forward was Mao’s attempt to modernize China’s economy. The Great Leap Forward was planned to expand agriculture and industry. By 1959 the Great Leap Forward had been a failure. virtual-china.org
Cultural Revolution The Cultural Revolution was Mao’s attempt to re-impose his authority on the communist party and the country. Mao purposely set to create a cult for himself and to remove the Chinese Communist Party of anyone who did not support him. During this revolution Mao believed that no one was better than the next. phobos.ramapo.edu
Tiananmen Square In 1989 the Massacre in Tiananmen Square left several hundreds of people shot dead. Tanks rammed through the Capital as the army moved into the square from several directions, firing at unarmed protesters. politicolnews.com
Chinese Economy The Chinese socialist revolution made a vast improvement in the life’s of the Chinese people. The life expectancy in socialist China doubled, from about 32 to 65 years . theleftanchor.com
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