COMMUNIST CHINA Precious Harper www.alternatehistory.com
Mao Zedong • Mao took China from its medieval backwardness to a modern nation.* • He expanded China’s economy.* • He was at first considered a Hero in China, Then was considered a Villian. • He killed more people than Stalin and Hitler. scrapetv.com
Great Leap Forward • The Great Leap Forward was a failure.* • China was on its way to economic ruin and internal collapse.* • China lost fertile farmland and the annual harvest declined.* • Mao had to admit his idea was a failure.* • Pringzter104.wordpress.com
Cultural Revolution • Human rights, democracy, the rule of law and civilization were crushed.* • Millions of people were imprisoned and executed.* • The Cultural Revolution had an effect on the educational system.* • The Cultural Revolution abuses ended when Mao died in 1976. * Phobos.ramapo.edu
Tiananmen Square • It began when the death of HuYaobang, a party leader. • In April of 1989, Chinese students formed a massive demonstration for democratic reform on Tiananmen Square. • The protesters demanded that the leadership resign, but the government responded with troops and tanks, killing thousands of people on the nights of June 3 and 4. • Politicolnews.com
Chinese Economy • China is still a communist economy. • China’s population is so big that only one child is to be born with a parent. • The industries are also expanding. • Asiabizz.com
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