Mao Zedong's One Child Policy

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The One Child Policy was a population planning system put in place by The People’s Republic of China (mainland China) in 1979 in an effort to curb a population boom. The plan intended to restrain the suddenly- surging population and limit the rapid consumption of resources such as water. The core components of this policy to be discussed are: the history behind it, different theories related to it, how it worked and was enforced, the positives and negatives, the overpopulation that prompted it, and what people in China and outside thought of this plan.

What is important to understand the One Child Policy is the reasoning behind it and what spurred the Chinese government to do something so drastic. When Mao Zedong’s communist rule was in full
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