Rise of Mao

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Rise of Mao

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

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