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Mao zedong

Mao Zedong

Alyssa Vang

Ms. Wilson

English 1 Pre AP, Period 3

Beginning of mao s life
Beginning of Mao’s Life

Mao was born on December 26, 1893 in Shaoshan, China. His parents were farmers and used their money to give Mao an education. Mao loved reading books about war. One book, Words of Warning to an Affluent Age, had given Mao the idea to develop new communications systems such as railways and the telegraph, by industrializing, by creating a network of public libraries, and—most daringly of all—by introducing parliamentary government to China.

Mao s accomplishments
Mao’s Accomplishments

Mao helped form the Chinese

Communist Party (CCP) and was one of the most important CCP officers.

Mao created and became chairman of People’s Republic of China

Mao s rivalry
Mao’s Rivalry

Chiang Kai-shek was a Nationalist . Like Mao he who wanted to rule China for a better future. But they both had different outlooks on ruling. Mao wanted to stop classism while Chiang wanted to continue it.

Chinese communist party
Chinese Communist Party

  • “We are living in a period of great social change. Chinese society has been in the midst of great changes for a long time…Overthrowing the old social system and establishing a new one, the system of socialism, means a great struggle, a great change in the social system and in men's relations with each other…”

  • becoming one of the most important CCP officers, considered that pondering over towns was less important than focusing on the countryside. He also wanted the social class to end and for everyone to be treated equally. Mao Zedong wanted to create revolutionary that humanity would not forget.

Change for china
Change for China

Mao Zedong wanted a better future for China so he established the Great Leap and Cultural Revelation.

The great leap forward
The Great Leap Forward

  • His plan was to develop agriculture and industry. Thousands of people gave up everything they had for the commune. Mao had made sure that everyone will work, while the elderly are in the “house of happiness” to be taken care of. The commune gave every family schooling, nurseries, and even entertainment. Each family collected their own share of profits and a small part of land. The speed of which the Great Leap was processing was amazing.

Cultural revolution
Cultural Revolution

The Cultural Revolution was to destroy the ‘Four Olds’ which were ideology, thoughts, habits, and customs or anything that existed before 1949. To start a new beginning.

The passing of mao
The Passing of Mao

Died on September 9, 1976 at the age of 83. Many of his followers came to his ceremony to pay respect to him. Mao’s mummified remains lay in state at the mausoleum of Mao Zedong in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

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