The Chinese communist party gained much power after going after and attacking the Kuomintang and its anti communist policies into Taiwan. With the growth of the communist party’s power, the peasant and lower class experienced major influence that would change the course of their lives forever. Chinese peasants and the Chinese communist party between circa 1925 and circa 1950 had a relationship in which the party fostered and cared the state of the people. This created a sense of nationalism and pride for the peasants, while they were advocating social equality, and showing anti-Japanese sentiment. First of all, the Chinese communist party greatly influenced the peasant class in sparking and igniting a sense of nationalistic unity into the
China has been a “communist” state since 1949, but the system itself has changed immensely with gradual reforms of Deng Xiaoping after Mao Zedong’s death in 1976. Mao Zedong started the soviet model in 1949, that consisted of three stages. Stage one began on October 1 of 1949 and was called “Lean to One Side.” The main goal was to get rid of opium, prostitution, redistribution of land, get rights for women, and nationalize industry. Mao used the Soviet Union to help form a communist country. Apart of Mao’s communist vision was focusing on heavy industry to build up China and improve the military.
Mao Zedong v.s. Deng Xiaoping Mao Zedong, one of the most notable communist revolutionaries and the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, has played a significant role in the county’s evolution into a communist-led system. His philosophies along with the power he gained as Chairman of the communist party allowed his to exert great influence over the people of China throughout most of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Mao took the ideas of Marx’s communism and applied them to China (Mao Zedong Thought), favoring the peasants and the idea of a peasant revolution, rather than the industrial workers (China was not completely industrialized at the time). He believed the peasant class would be the driving force behind a communist takeover
… By formalizing political participation through rules for suffrage and for counting ballots, electoral systems allow large numbers of people, who individually have little political power, to wield great power. (p. 164) Social and political groups are formed to convey political interests, these groups fall under the umbrella term “interest groups”. Interest groups are organizations composed of individuals who have similar political interests. These groups use a number of activities to influence government policy and decisions. Interest groups encompass different citizen groups in a society.
An army of civilians takes their cause to the streets as public unrest grows to extreme levels. In the October Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky earned his fame when he attracted and led a group of rioting workers to overthrow the Russian provisional government with the means to put in place their own administration- the Bolshevik government, later known as the Communist Party (Barnes2 par. 17). Leon Trotsky greatly impacted the Russian Revolution through his aid in the development of the Bolshevik party, his support and actions in the Bolshevik party, and his leadership in the Red Army. Leon Trotsky was highly involved in the Bolshevik party, contributing his service and support to the group.
The Parallel Aspirations of Mao Zedong and the People The peasants of China were oppressed by their “superiors”, mainly their landlords, for years before Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came into the light of society. China tried to free the impulses of the people while the Chinese Communist Party wanted to seek out a solution that allows for the party to keep in close touch with the people (Lecture 3/1). So why was the CCP so popular with the people of China? Well the chairman, Mao Zedong, made promises to the people that there would be benefits even the poorest peasants could profit from. Aside from these enticing comforts, Mao shared the popular “anti-Japanese” views that most all of China supported, and he used the Maoist method of the “mass line” to ensure his
He concentrated on Marxism and felt that socialism was the most ideal approach to get the laborers behind him in ousting the government. After President Sun Yat-sen passed on in 1925, Chiang Kai-shek assumed control over the government and the Kuomintang. Chiang no more needed the communists as a major aspect of his government. He broke the alliance with the communists and started slaughtering and detaining socialist pioneers. The Chinese Civil War between the Kuomintang (also called the Nationalist Party) and the Communists had started.
This is the role of political parties. Political parties are politically recognized organizations of citizens who form to defend their interests. Having a political system that allows the freedom to form a new political parties or to declare membership in already existing ones, promotes democracy. As such, political parties are an indispensable part of the democratic process. However, there are also negative consequences to having political parties.
Since 1986, In CCP leaders’ commemorating speech, in addition to continuing to praise Sun as a "national heroes", "patriots" and "revolutionary forerunner", also began to emphasize "national unity" and " opposing Taiwan’s persut of independence " up to now. All in all, as we can see that there isn’t any words regarding democracy which is a core value in Sun’s politcal belief. Today, for the CCP regime, its natural enemy, KMT, has gradually faded, and replaced by the emerging threat of Democratic Progress Party which has a distinct ideology of Taiwan independence. Ironically, in the era when Chiang-led KMT was still the number one enemy of the Communist, from separatists who are in pursuit of Taiwan independence to frustrated politicians from the KMT were targets that the CCP was eager to rope in to sabotage Taiwan’s internal
from independence to the end of the cold war in 1990. During this phase, once Malaya achieved independence, the relationship finally become direct. Even though both nations shared a colonial past, and core values like democracy, free enterprise, and religious tolerance, one was a third-world nation while the other was a super power. When Malaysia was formed in 1963 and Indonesia launched its Confrontation policy against the new federation, the U.S. took the side of Malaysia against Indonesia. Moreover, during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1975, although Malaysia did not send troops, it supported U.S. efforts by giving military equipment from its Emergency period to South Vietnam and by training South Vietnamese personnel in jungle warfare and police administration.