Mao Zedong And The Chinese Revolution Essay

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From the start of his participation of the Chinese Communist Party in 1943 to his death in 1976, Mao Zedong, or Mao Tse-Tung, influenced the People’s Republic of China and helped to end the Republic Period by leading in the Chinese Rebellion. However, Mao Zedong was not a beneficial leader. He was rather detrimental as is evident through the social, political, and cultural changes of China during this time period. While historians argue that Mao Zedong was one of the most destructive rulers of history, loyal Chinese and other historians argue that Mao Zedong helped improve China due to his leadership in the Sino-Japanese Wars. Here, he used guerilla tactics to change Chinese warfare. Some argue that the “successful Communist guerilla resistance against the Japanese contrasted with the Nationalists’ retreat to southwestern China”. Zedong convinced people that communism was a better choice than nationalism in this way. He aided China in beating the Japanese through creative combat. Although under his leadership, Chinese died, Mao Zedong also paved the pathway for China to have a stronger militaristic threat.
Social changes were seen through the way Mao Zedong implemented communism. For example, women were denied divorces when they asked the Chinese Communist Party. The CCP separated families by putting women and men in different barracks. They even banned different songs and literature and replaced them with communist slogans such as, “Communism is not love. Communism is a…

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