Why did Mao Zedong kill so many people?


Why did Mao Zedong kill so many people?

China Under Mao:

Mao Zedong (1893-1976) was the first leader of China following the success of the Communist Revolution in 1949. Initially Mao modeled China's communist revolution on Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union; however, relations with the Soviet Union deteriorated by the 1960s.

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The majority of deaths for which Mao was responsible occurred during the Great Leap Forward (1958), a program Mao designed to catch China up...

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Revolution & Reform in China After WWII


Chapter 19 / Lesson 12

Following World War II, China's industrialization and Communist Party mandates led to substantial economic prosperity. Discover the impact of the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and improvements from Deng Xiaoping.

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