Why it was important ? The Chinese Communist Party was important because it made thousands of people give up their life in order to support Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward. This included their homes, farm animals, jewelry, and more, and if they didn’t collaborate, they’d be considered “anti-party” which would destroy their life and reputation. People were forced to lie about how much goods they could produce or they’d be beaten. This resulted in a famine all over China. Zedong’s Cultural Revolution was the first power struggle between members of the Chinese Communist Party and the first struggle to eliminate enemies such as “rightists,” “intellectuals,” and “capital-roaders.”
Important Facts Zedong rounded up students and young people to create his Red Guards group. Then, he had them attack their elders and class enemies. Zedong’s wife, Jiang Qing, established the Gang of Four. She was arrested for plotting to rise against the state. (They’re evil dictators. O_O ).
Mao Zedong 毛泽东 (Mao Tse-Tung) Born the son of a peasant farmer. December 26,1893 and passed away on September 9, 1976 (death at the age of 82). Died from an illness called amtotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) added on with smoking problems.
Zhao Enlai Zhao Enlai 周恩来 (Chou En-lai) was born on March 5,1898 and passed away on January 8,1976. He was the first premier of the People's Republic of China. Zhao served starting in October 1949 until he died. Skilled and able diplomat. Attempted to calm down the Red Guards. His efforts to protect people gained him famelater on.