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China Communism

Chinese Communism and Revolution

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Peoples Rebublic of China was formed

The first plan, completed in 1957, succeeded in doubling China’s small industrial output. These early attempts were all successful in improving the economy. Mao’s policies led to improvements in literacy rates and public health.

Designed to increase China’s industrial and agricultural output, The Great Leap Forward created thousands of communes, or collectively owned farms, of about 20,000 people each.Each commune was to produce food and to have its own small-scale industry.

Deng Xiaoping became the new leader of China and helped put in place far-reaching market reforms in the Chinese economy. Deng used a plan called the Four Modernizations after the four economic areas it sought to modernize: agriculture, industry, science and technology, and national defense.

Mao Zedong initiated a new movement called the Cultural Revolution, which tried to rid china of it's old ways to create a new society.

This campaign of social change meant eliminating intellectuals such as teachers, who he feared wanted to end communism and bring back old China

Mao Zedong formed the Peoples Republic of China which was made up of mostly peasnts.


Rebuilding China

The Great Leap Forward



The Cultural Revolution

The New Reforms

This also meant that China was now officially a communist country. Mao Zedong was no in complete control of the new china

The new leader, Mao Zedong. decided to use a five-year plan, to rebuild China after the Korean War.

The plan was a disaster. Poor weather and farmers' neglect led to sharp drops in agricultural production, leading to a huge famine.

China began to end its isolation from the rest of the world in the early 1970s. Even though he made a great impact on China, Mao'a death was followed by retreat from many of his policies.


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