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Leader of the Communist Revolution and then ruled as a dictator. His policies included the Little Red Book, Great Leap Forward, and Cultural Revolution.
Little Red Book
"The Quotations of Chairman Mao" and every citizen was expected to own it, read it, and carry it with them.
Great Leap Forward
A program launched by Mao Zedong to increase farm and industrial output, but it ultimately failed.
Mao Zedong's attempt to strengthen the Communist policies over the Chinese people. It resulted in great destruction, loss of life, and was finally called off due to its failure.
The youths who led Mao's Cultural Revolution. Wore red arm bands and carried his book. Terrorized Chinese citizens and determined who went to camps.
Communist party leader who forced Chinese economic reforms through his program of the Four Modernizations.
Chinese economic reform program that emphasized agriculture, industry, science, and technology.
Tiananmen Square Massacre
In 1989, demonstrators peacefully assembled to push for greater democracy in China; when the demonstrators refused to disperse the government sent in troops and tanks.
Government where the power belongs to the people.
Government that has complete control over its citizens and puts down all opposition.
Political, economic, and social system in which the government controls everything.
Economic system based on private ownership of property and business.
Everyone is equal in social status.
Economic system where the government owns everything and economic decisions are made by government planners.
Government owned farm.
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