Mao Zedong Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Mao Zedong had several professions in different periods of his life, from educator to politician to businessman, all while attempting to find which political ideology fit him, which ended up being Marxism, leading him to be a strong Communist leader. Mao Zedong was the revolutionary leader of his People’s Republic of China for 27 years, dragging his country through controversial positions in his failed revolutions (5).
By following through with Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, many people criticized his ideas and were not in support of his actions. As a result, tens of thousands of people were punished and killed due to their contradictory beliefs (6).
Mao Zedong was born in 1893, and as a child, he showed traits in his activities, like swimming, that showed his commitment towards aspects in his life. At this time of his life, China was falling apart, and he had the opportunity to see first-hand what life was like, and was able to piece together what he believed would improve people’s lives, which he attempted as ruler of that country
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The result of this movement was negatively catastrophic, breaking apart China into ways unintended due to its shape around Communism which led to the opposition of the people (4). In the process of attempting to modernize China in a rushed fashion, Mao Zedong got too far ahead of himself, making changes that he himself could not keep up with. Therefore, it tore through the people in China, altering politics, sociality, as well as lives of those that were against him, as well as those that were unintended through the ways of …show more content…
Mao Zedong went along with aspects of this movement in the wrong ways, leading to disastrous consequences. Thousands of people were killed in an attempt by the country to enforce Communism and to portray Mao Zedong as a hero. Through having the political ideology of Communism, it is granted that people would be in opposition, but violence should not have been the way problematic people were dealt with. Mao Zedong had already brain-washed people to have no further understanding of life other than Communism, and that life was good. The little amount of regard toward human life in that country while Communism and the Cultural Revolution were taking place is pathetic. This proves the Cultural Revolution was a failure because of the methods used to shape the lives of the Chinese people, because he abused them to promote change out of them and prevent others from believing the same way, making living conditions poor for all, sometimes without them realizing it. Anyone deserves better than the life that was given to most by Mao Zedong and the Cultural

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