Mao Zedong Analysis

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Establishing Communism in China: Mao Zedong 's Take on Communism Mao Zedong was born at the end of the Qing Dynasty (Spence, 1999). This meant that he grew up in a generation that desperately sought out change, revolution, and redemption from its oppression by foreign forces, including the Japanese, the Germans, and the British. As a part of this generation, Mao Zedong felt that he did not belong to the past, as traditional ways were failing to meet the needs of the Chinese people in the modern era and they were making China the puppet and toy of many foreign nations (Spence, 1999). It is these feelings of detachment from his ancestry and embitterment about foreign occupation that led Mao Zedong to rebel against the norm and to push for the …show more content…
China had eliminated most of its traditional ways, it had distanced itself from foreign interventions and knowledge, and it had adopted a unique Communist model which ruled social, economic, and political transactions from a purely Marxist-Leninist perspective (Spense, 1999). While initially the Communist model helped China to recover from the poverty and problems caused by the Chinese Revolution, this model would not succeed over the long-term. As a result, even Mao Zedong would face political exile and obscurity. However, while Mao Zedong would sit out of Chinese politics for a while, this would not be the last China would hear from …show more content…
He grew up in a transitional generation. The impact of this would be that he would develop a revolutionary personality. This personality would motivate him to overthrow China 's traditional government and culture, and to replace it with a more modern and functional one, at least in his opinion. However, even though he pushed for a Communist government for China, Mao Zedong did not want China to suffer the same problems as the Russians, and so he created a China-specific Communist Model that made China unique among Communist nations. Unfortunately, this did not protect China from the shortcomings of Communism, and eventually this model would be altered beyond

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