Mao Zedong And The Cultural Revolution Essay

1143 Words Jun 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Since its foundation, the CCP constantly experienced line struggles and disagreements within the party, which usually brought up the serious political fights. However, as Mao Zedong gradually became the most important leader in the CCP, there were always only two lines—the right one, led by Mao, and the wrong one, led by anyone who had different opinions. For example, there was a line struggle between Mao and Peng Dehuai during the Great Leap Forward, and there was also a line struggle between Mao and Liu Shaoqi, Deng Xiaoping during the Cultural Revolution. All of these line struggles helped result Maoism develop as the ultimate true goal of the CCP and the whole nation. The main idea of Maosim was the Mass Line. According to Mao, it was vital to remember that the CCP was “From the Masses and to the Masses”, in other words, he wanted to make the proletariat class, which contributed the most population in China, as the leading force in the revolution . In general, Mao tried to follow the democratic dictatorship and ensure that his Mass Line would eternally be the right line. The Mass Line first appeared even before the Sino-Japanese War. In 1926, Mao analyzed the social situations in China, saying that the industrial proletarians could be the primary and most progressive class of the whole society . He believed that other classes such as semi-proletariat and petty bourgeoisie were also their friends, making the handful of wealthy landlords their enemies . Along with Zhu De,…

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