Mao's Actions and it's Consequences

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Mao Tse-Tung was a revolutionary person in his era; his ideas and actions have changed the lives of billions of Chinese people. Mao's motifs were made to make the people of the People Republic of China live a life free from poverty and live in a more pleasant place. Mao used many methods to make this possible but some of them were cruel and inhumane, the consequences of his actions marked the Chinese for many generations and will continue. Mao was born December 26, 1893, into a peasant family in the village of Shaoshan, Hunan province. This harsh upbringing made him know the impact of living in poverty, he wanted the others in his country to be rid of this adversity. Although, his actions were for the sake of his entire nation the consequences of his action was devastating and had doomed to the entire nation of China.

Although China is the country with the most population, most of the people lived in poverty and had no education.

The country had no strong support from it's citizens, they had to work hard to survive and had no time or money for an education. Mao was lucky to receive an education and he wanted all the children to have on too. He once said,

"Although China is a great nation and although she is a vast country with an immense population, a long history, a rich revolutionary tradition and a splendid historical heritage, her economic, political and cultural development was sluggish for a long time after the transition from slave to feudal society. This feudal society, beginning with the Chou and Chin Dynasties, lasted about 3,000 years."

The main factor of this way of living was due to feudalism , and how it made the servant work for almost nothing...