A line of thousands of Chinese communists hiked up the mountains of Northern China. The years of struggle and harsh life they lived did not deter these fighters. Their goal was to create a better future for the common Chinese citizen by using communism; something which their leader called “a hammer which we use to crush our enemies.” He stayed true to his word. This bold and charismatic leader was at the head of a mass revolution in which China was forever changed. He led a movement which transformed China into the powerful and influential nation which they had never envisioned for themselves. This man’s name was Mao Zedong. Mao’s actions drove forward the process in which he turned both his nation and himself into world leaders.
Why did Mao rise to power in China? “Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. “Mao Zedong clearly referring to the Kuomintang.
China has been a communist country since the communist revolution took place in 1949, since then China has been ruled by the dictator Mao Tse-Tung. However the Chinese dictator died in September 1976, he was hailed abroad as one of the worlds’ great leaders. Certainly one of the more impressive aspects of the Chinese communist government, has been the willingness of the people to protest against it (3, pg. 4).
Mao Zedong was a communist that overcame many objectives to become a leader of China. There were many weaknesses and strengths of the communist. There was also weakness and strengths in the Nationalists. During his rule in World War 2 Japanese invaded China. Where both communist and Nationalist dealt with
The Long March began Mao’s ascent into power, with his leadership throughout the retreat gaining him the support of many of the party members. The March’s physical scale gave it a political significance and Mao’ choice of route and vindication of judgement meant he arrived at
A Biography of Mao Zedong Mao Zedong was born in the Shaoshan village in the Hunan Province of China in 1893. Born to a peasant farmer who independently became wealthy, Mao became a revolutionary whose theoretical ideas spurred him into taking action against imperialist China. His father was noted to be a very strict man who wanted Mao to follow in his footsteps on the farm. Mao, however, was rebellious and had other ideas that he wished to pursue. He was a lover of books and learning the ways of many theoretical writers. One of his favorites for which he would eventually style his own beliefs and actions after is Karl Marx. These would come to be known as Maoism.
In 1949 Mao Zedong and his communist revolutionaries had won control of China after a civil war that had lasted more than 20 years. Mao’s revolution was based on a society where the workers control the government. During this time China was a substandard country due to the years of war, disease, and natural disaster. To help make china stronger Mao called for couples to have more babies because babies equal more workers and more work leads to a stronger China. To help economically, people were forced to abandon farming and help aid an industrial China, thus known as The Great Leap Forward. With the replacing of farms, China was reconciled to food shortages, which then led to the killing of an estimated 30 million people. Therefore mao turned
A communist leader, Mao Zedong led the Chinese Communist party while, Jiang Jieshi was the leader of a Nationalist Party. Also, Mao believed in Marx’s policy of Socialism. Communists won control of China; won the loyalty and support of the peasants by using propaganda. He led the Long March, where the communists ran away from the Nationalists for 6,000 miles across the
The battle of Chipyong-ni took place from 13-15 February 1951, in the small road hub and railway town of the same name1. The 8th Army Commander, General Ridgeway, determined that it was a key location to keep the Chinese from moving farther south to stabilize the UN front2. COL Paul Freeman, who would later become a four-star general, commanded the 23rd Infantry Regiment3. The unit recently won the battle of Twin Tunnels several miles south. “Freeman’s mission was to deny the enemy the use of the road net and hold the area” of Chipyong-ni4. Over the course of three long nights the Soldiers of the 23rd infantry regiment held back an overwhelming Chinese force, estimates from after the battle believe that there were six Chinese Communist Force (CCF) Divisions5.
Hannibal and Mao Zedong: the marches Hannibal and Mao Zedong are the leaders of the most tough and adventurous marches exist in the history. Despite that, there are many different aspects which will give different experiences.
There are many different things between Mao Zedong and the long march and North Korean refugees. First, the distance of the journey was very different. Mao Zedong’s journey distance was long as 12,500 kilometers from the South of China to the North of China, whereas North Korean refugees have been walked through the distance only 5,000 kilometers. Second, a purpose of the journey was not the same. Mao Zedong decided to have a long march with his Red army because they were forced to escape from the area after many bloody battles. However, North Korean refugees have their journey because they want to have freedom and make their life better. Next, the difference in the number of people. Mao Zedong and his Red army have about 86,030 people. Separate
Mao Zedong Born in every country is a leader, strategist, theorist, and a hero whose name will go down in history. In the small village of Shaoshan in Hunan Province China, a leader was born; Mao Zedong (Schram,125). He was a man of prestige who grew up to embrace many of his great ideas, but was in opposition of religion, culture, and history. Furthermore, Mao Zedong was a man of action who led millions of Chinese citizens to their death, as a result of his revolutionary tactics and programs. However, due to his military tactics and strong innovative ideas, Mao Zedong made many changes to greatly modernize and unify China. Throughout this paper, I will provide a brief background on Zedong’s early upbringing and his approach on communism. Moreover, I will address some of his military tactics and innovative ideas that have helped modernize and unify China.
The Civil War of China The Civil War of China: Why Communist Party Defeat Nationalists? Haotong Ma University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences PSCI 4615-001 Professor Steve Thomas 05/03/15 Ma 1 The Civil War of China: Why Communist Party Defeat Nationalists? In 2005AD, Lian Zhan, the president of Chinese Nationalist Party from Taiwan visited mainland of China and had a conversation with Hu Jintao, the general secretary of Chinese Communist Party. This conversation was the first time between two parties over about 60 years after the burst of civil war in 1946. These two parties, historically speaking, changed the future process of China and the life of Chinese people. However, most history fans and Chinese people have a question in their mind, which is why Communist Party who was relative weak side can defeat the strong Nationalists in the civil war? In my opinion, this historical question is associated with the national situation at that time, positions of two parties respectively and two most influential leaders of two parties, Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek. In this article, I will talk about my personal opinions about this topic associated with above aspects.
In October 1st 1949, after 8 years war of resistance against Japan, The people 's Republic of China was founded by the lead of Chairman Mao, which we call the “New China”. After 1949, China has been through many political movements. The most famous movements among others were the ideological transformation movement; great proletarian cultural revolution; The smash of "the gang of four" and the reform and opening-up policy, etc. All the articles or books I have read explains those movements from a different angle. In the following section, I will explain the specific movement in two ways - the ordinary history book and the approach from the article, which can’t be found in Chinese network.
In 1949 a powerful communist leader by the name of Mao Zedong came to power based on his idea for a, “Great Leap Forward.” This idea was meant to bring China’s economy into the twentieth century. He had assembled a revolutionary government using traditional Chinese ideals of filial piety, harmony, and order. Mao's cult of personality, party purges, and political policies reflect Mao's esteem of these traditional Chinese ideals and history. However, the product of this revolution created a massive national shortage in vital materials and initiated a wide scale famine to China’s people (Gabriel).