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Mao Zedong: Leader of the Communist Party of China
Chinese Communist Party
The CCP was founded as both a political party and a revolutionary movement in by revolutionaries such as Li Dazhao and Chen Duxiu. Those two men and others had come out of the May Fourth Movement and had turned to Marxism after the Bolshevik victory in the Russian Revolution of The CCP joined with the Nationalist Party in , and the alliance proved enormously successful at first. However, in , after the Nationalists under Chiang Kai-shek Jiang Jieshi turned violently against the communists and ousted them from Shanghai , the CCP was driven underground. It was during the march that Mao achieved the leadership position in the CCP that he held until his death in Other important leaders who supported him in that period were Zhou Enlai and Zhu De.
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Communists, Nationalists, and China's Revolutions: Crash Course World History #37
Since its start a century ago, Communism, a political and economic ideology that calls for a classless, government-controlled society in which everything is shared equally, has seen a series of surges—and declines. What started in Russia, became a global revolution, taking root in countries as far flung as China and Korea to Kenya and Sudan to Cuba and Nicaragua. It was the ideology behind one side of the Cold War and saw a symbolic decline with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today just a handful of countries remain under communist rule. He industrialized the country through a state-controlled economy, but it led to famine. Truman addresses Congress in what would come to be known as the Truman Doctrine , calling for the containment of communism, and later, leading to U. The war would last until July 27, , with North Korea, China and the United Nations signing an armistice agreement.
He was poorly educated as a child but highly intelligent. Zedong left home and had become a member of the Nationalist Army as the Revolution began around He was soon introduced to and became powerfully influenced by the philosophies of Marxism. Following the Boxer Rebellion 1 of , ridding China of all foreigners, massacring all missionaries and Christian converts , China's citizens experienced starvation, extreme poverty, and grief resulting in the loss of many innocent lives. This set the stage for the acceptance of men like Zedong and the godless Communistic philosophies of Karl Marx.
This article details the history of the Communist Party of China. Marxist ideas started to spread widely in China after the May Fourth Movement. Informal meetings were held in China in as well as overseas. The congress was composed of 13 men. The birth of the party totaling 50 to 60 members was declared while a meeting was held on a boat on South Lake. Mao Zedong was present at the first congress as one of two delegates from a Hunan communist group.