The New Democracy Strategy For America 's Political And Economic Recovery

805 Words4 Pages
commune – large units of people who lived together and shared work, income, and possessions that were responsible for accomplishing administrative and economic tasks at a local level quota – a specific limit or number that is expected to be achieved; a proportional share assigned to a division
1. What was the purpose of the New Democracy strategy? Was it successful? Explain.
The purpose of the New Democracy strategy was meant to spur China’s political and economic recovery. In order to do so, it required the support of the poorer peasants and productivity so that it would modernize China’s industry through land redistribution and capital activities. However, the New Democracy strategy was unsuccessful because agricultural production was
…show more content…
The land redistribution program for the peasants was positively accepted such that Mao believed that the next step, the Great Leap Forward, would also be successful. Unfortunately, the program failed because the rural collectives did not accomplish the economic and administrative tasks assigned to them. Instead, the program was established in the wrong moment due to bad weather, which contributed to the downward trend of food production. Furthermore, many peasants resisted the efforts to work, thus it also contributed to millions of people dying from starvation in the next several years.
3. Was the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution evidence of Communism’s strength or its weakness? Explain.
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution was an evidence of Communism’s strength because a vast majority of the economic and educational reforms were carried out successfully. By introducing a new school system and eradicating profit incentives, it enabled Mao to spread its communism ideologies into practice in China. For instance, instead of teaching children science and humanities, Mao encouraged schools to teach what’s more important, the Little Red Book, which were Mao’s maxim regarding revolutionary passion and good behavior. Moreover, thoughts, culture, habits, and culture from the past that did not belong with Mao’s communism ideologies were also eliminated. In other words, with
Open Document