Where did the genocide of Mao Zedong happen

Mao Zedong

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This video introduces Mao Zedong. He has strongly influenced China to this day.

For many Chinese, he is still a saint today, the personality cult around him is unprecedented - but his rule was determined by terror and totalitarian violence: Mao Zedong. How the farmer's son becomes a dictator whose politics cost millions of lives ...

Mao Zedong

  • born on December 26, 1893 in Shaoshan
  • Parents give him the name Zedong also written Tse-tung, it means something like "Eastern splendor".
  • Parents are farmers who have limited it to relative prosperity.
  • Mao is considered gifted, but also defiant.
  • As Mao grows up, China is on the ground:
    • In 1912 China becomes a republic
    • Fight between nationalists and communists
    • partial reign of terror in many provinces
    • Rebels torture and kill their opponents.
  • The young Mao Zedong argues that terror is actually a good possibility of domination.
  • Mao reads the books of Chinese reformers and Darwin.
  • He is excited about what is happening in the Soviet Union, as are many young people at that time.
  • Works and lives in Beijing as a bookseller in a university library and as a journalist he writes newspaper articles.
  • Maoism is a political movement named after Mao Zedong.
  • Mao died of a heart attack in Beijing on September 9, 1976.

Mao Zedong political offices with dates

  • Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party (1943–1976)
  • President of the People's Republic of China (1954–1959)

Important political events after 1927

  • Chinese Civil War (1927-1949)
  • In 1934 the communists no longer stay in the mountains and have to flee north. 86,000 flee and many people die in the process.
    • This will go down in history as "The Long March"
    • Founding myth persists even after the Chinese revolution Mao Zedong is 41 years old at the head of the Chinese Communist Party.
  • In the Second World War there is a truce where China is still fighting united, but the old conflict breaks out again.
    • Communists against the Kuomintang
    • Communists win
  • March 1949 Mao Zedong comes to Beijing as the victor
    • Six months later he calls the People's Republic of China from the Gate of Heavenly Peace.
  • In 1966 he calls for the great proletarian cultural revolution.
    The 4 old people must be fought.
    • Old manners
    • Old tradition
    • Age habits
    • Old culture

Here you can find: Books about Mao Zedong

Suitable video on the subject of EINFACH STORY: The Chinese Civil War - Blood for Unity!

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