Mao Zedong Of The Soviet Union Essay

1152 Words Dec 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Mao tse-tung brought the communist revolution to China and gained political though the barrel of a gun. The Chinese system he overthrew nearly 50 years ago was backwards and corrupt. Few would argue the fact that he dragged China into the 20th century. But at a cost in human lives that is staggering. Suspected enemies of the party were murdered by the millions, farming collectives and the Great Leap Forwards of industrialization that failed miserably and left millions more died from starvation. Mao left a system of oppression that continues to this day even as China moves forwards with economic reforms and towards the central position on the world stage.
On December 26, 1893 Mao was born to a peasant family in Shaoshan, here he was only able to receive minimal education before he left home to complete his academic training in the Hunanese capital of Changsha. After graduation from the Hunan First Normal School, Mao was employed at Beijing University. While working among the student, he became inspired by the establishment of the Soviet Union. And, henceforth, became a revolutionary Marxist, and inaugural member of the Chinese Communist Party. Mao and his colleagues began to spread communism to small working communities, organizing unions for workers and encouraging strikes when demands were not met. At this time Mao supported both the Kuomintang and Communist Party, but over the next few years, he adopted Leninist ideas, and the belief that appealing to the farming peasants…

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