The Mao Zedong ( Tsetung ) Genocide Essay

2423 Words May 30th, 2016 10 Pages
Amanda Burnett
D - Block World History

The Mao Zedong (TseTung) Genocide

Through his campaign for Industrialization, the Great Leap Forward, Mao Zedong caused the deaths of 45 million civilians living in the People 's Republic of China.

Through various events in the life of the chinese communist leader, Mao Zedong, it lead him to the powerful communist leader that he had become.

On December 26th, 1893 Mao Zedong or Mao TseTung was born into a family of peasants, although they did not fit the norm. They lived in the province of Hunan in southern China in a village called Shaoshan or Music Mountain. Mao’s father, Mao Shunsheng came from a poor peasant background, but was determined to change that. He was an ambitious and a wise man that had invested in a large amount of land making the family farm grow to a heaping 20 acres - 17 more acres than that of a common peasant. This land brought the family status up, and as Mao Zedong recalled they became “rich peasants”. Since the farmland continued to grow and operate, Shunsheng decided to send his son to school to prepare him for working the family business, trading, and making contracts. At the age of 8 Mao Zedong was placed in a local primary school where he became lost in books; his favorites were those that included war, banditry, rebellion, and glory. In fact, most of the books that Zedong read were forbidden to read in so him and his classmates hid them. In years later Mao Zedong admitted that…

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