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What did Mao Zedong do in China?
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The main thing that Mao Zedong is famous for is leading China's Communist Party to victory in their struggle against the Kuomintang. In 1921, Mao helped to found the Communist Party. This party fought the Nationalists for power from then until 1949. (However, they both fought each other and sometimes collaborated against the Japanese in WWII.) In 1949, the communists won and China became a communist country. Mao then ruled China until his death in 1976.
Mao is infamous for his intiatives that were known as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. Both of these caused terrible numbers of deaths and untold suffering for the people of China.
Posted by pohnpei397 on March 1, 2012 at 8:24 AM (Answer #1)
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