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  • 1. Communism in China
    • The Rise of Mao
  • 2. After the Dynasties...
    • In 1911, the Rebels forced out China’s last emperor, which meant the end of the dynasties.
  • 3. What’s Next?
    • Mao Zedong and the Communist party rose to power in 1949.
  • 4. What is Communism?
    • Under communism, the government owns most of the businesses and land and controls all areas of life.
  • 5. Mao’s Failures
    • In 1958, Mao launched the Great Leap Forward, which was an economic reform program that failed MISERABLY !
    • Between 1958 and 1962, about 20 million Chinese starved to death due to poor planning and drought.
    • People were not allowed to criticize him or the government. If they did they were put in jail.
  • 6. Mao’s Successes
    • Women gained more rights and were able to work in the business sector.
  • 7. Communist China Since Mao
    • Mao died in 1976.
    • Deng Xiaoping (Duhng Show-ping) rose to power.
    • He modernized and improved China’s economy.
    • He allowed private businesses and encouraged other countries to invest in China.
    • The economy improved so rapidly that Deng and many future Chinese leaders continued economic changes.

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