1) In 1949, China became a communist country. 2)Mao was one of then worst dictators ever.
The Great leap Forward
1) In 1958, Mao created the Great Leap Forward to industrialize & make over more cities. 2) Since people were working in cities, shortage of food caused 30 million people to die.
The Cultural Revolution
1) In 1966, Mao created the cultural Revolution where kids join the red guards to violently rebel against elders such as doctors, artist, parents, etc to overthrow society.
New Economic Plans
1) Deng set up special economic zones- capitalist cities. The cities made up 75% of the GDP. 2) Gross domestic product- total value of all goods