Mao Zedong Dbq

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Mao Zedong was born on December 26, 1893, in a peasant family in Shaoshan, central China. He was a Chinese communist Party leader from 1935 until his death in 1976, and he was a chairman of the People 's Republic of China, which he governed from its establishment in 1949 to 1959. Mao Zedong occupied a critical place in the story of the country’s resurgence. His motivations were to make China classless country and to promote the Cultural Revolution, he also wanted to make China great, modernized and strong country. Mao Zedong was a great leader because he changed China in a much better country by transforming it into a modern nation, strengthening the economy, and achieved gender equality.

According to document 1, it states,’’...opened China to the west and expanded China’s economy. China’s economy grew at an average annual rate of 11% to 15% per year, thereby creating the industrial infrastructure that laid the basis for the economic transformation…” this document shows that Mao improved the economy and industrialization that ameliorated the financial system of the country. Also, this document is saying that Mao Zedong freed Chinese people from social values, institutions, and transcendent ideals of traditional and old Chinese society and gave women equal status in Chinese society.In addition,
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Red Guards were formed in order to eliminate the old ideas, culture, customs, and habits. During the cultural revolution, Mao fought corruption and streamline bureaucracy in which there are only a few people who do the work to get things done since as when the nationalist was in control, the government never really help the people and was corrupted. He also United all China under the Beijing government for the first time since the fall of the

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