10 Interesting Mao Zedong Facts

Thursday, July 3rd 2014. | People

Mao Zedong Facts give the facts about the history of China. He was one of the famous Chinese leaders. People often call him as Chairman Mao. He was famous the founding father of the Republic of China. Look at the detail facts about Mao Zedong by reading the following post below:

Mao Zedong Facts 1: life span

Let’s talk about the life span of Mao Zedong. He was born on 26 December 1893. He passed away on 9 September 1976.

Mao Zedong Facts 2: fame

Mao Zedong was famous as the founding father of Republic of China. He was a Chinese Communist revolutionary. The Communist party of China was founded by Mao Zedong in 1949. He became the chairman since its first establishment until he passed away in 1976. Check more facts on China here.

Mao Zedong China

Mao Zedong China

Mao Zedong Facts 3: early life

Mao Zedong was the son of a rich farmer in Shaoshan, Hunan.  In the beginning of his life, his way of thinking was affected by a Chinese nationalist and anti-imperialist. The events of May Fourth Movement in 1919 and 1911 affected his way of thinking a lot.

Mao Zedong Facts 4: Maoism

Maoism is the collection on Mao Zedong thought. When you learn about Maoism, you can find out Mao Zedong’s Marxist Leninist political policies, military strategies and theories.

Mao Zedong Facts

Mao Zedong Facts

Mao Zedong Facts 5: Marxism-Leninism

The idea of Chinese nationalist and anti imperialist vanished when he converted his way of thinking into Marxism-Leninism.  He changed the idea when he was at Peking University. In 1927, he became the leader in Autumn Harvest Uprising. He was the founding member of CPC or Communist Party of China.

Mao Zedong Facts 6: Red Army

When he was in CPC, he helped the establishment of Red Army to fight against Kuomintang/ KMT. The civil war occurred between CPC and KTM.

Mao Zedong Image

Mao Zedong Image

Mao Zedong Facts 7: ally

Even though CPC and KTM had a fight in the civil war, both temporarily allied in 1937 to 1945 because of the Second Sino Japanese war.  After the war was over, Mao defeated KTM which went to Taiwan in 1949.

Mao Zedong Facts 8: People’s Republic of China

People’s Republic of China was proclaimed by Mao Zedong on 1 October 1949. CPC was the only party which controlled the state.

Mao Zedong Pic

Mao Zedong Pic

Mao Zedong Facts 9: Great Leap Forward

Great Leap Forward was a campaign that Mao Zedong had in 1957. The main point of this campaign was to transform the agrarian economy of Chinese people into the industrial ones.

Mao Zedong Facts 10: Richard Nixon

The American president Richard Nixon was greeted by Mao Zedong in 1972. He was in Beijing for a visit.

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong

Even though Mao Zedong is still considered as a controversial leader, there were some accomplishments that he had made such as increasing the Chinese life expectancy, modernizing China, giving modern housing and providing health care. Do you have any opinion on facts about Mao Zedong?

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