1. Mao Zedong launched the revolutionary "Great Leap Forward" to promote the agriculture and industrial production in 1958.
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13. Mao Zedong is one of the most famous political leaders in Asia and is well known for many different reasons.
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19. Mao Zedong was one of the most influential and controversial political figures of the 20th century, in China and abroad.
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23. In 1953, with the Korean War over, Mao Zedong turned his attention back to reforms at home.
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24. Mao Zedong faced the rebuilding of China to the status of a world power, to which he felt it was entitled.
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35. Mao Zedong was an ardent opponent of international capitalism but turned to the United States when looking for allies against a possible Soviet attack.
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36. Mao Zedong was chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from October 1949 until 1976.
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40. Mao Zedong was born on December 26, 1893, in Shaoshan, Hunan Province, China, and died on September 9, 1976.
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41. In 1969 Mao Zedong reasserted his party leadership by serving as chairman of the Ninth Communist Party Congress, and in 1970 he was named supreme commander of the nation and army.
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43. Mao Zedong was undoubtedly the key figure in China in the twentieth century and one of the century's most important movers and reformers.
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47. Mao Zedong was born in Shaoshan, Hunan, China, on December 26, 1893.
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48. Mao Zedong was undoubtedly the key figure in China in the 20th century and one of the century's most important movers and reformers.
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58. Mao Zedong is the attributed author of Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung, known in the West as the "Little Red Book" and in Cultural Revolution China as the "Red Treasure Book": first published in January 1964, this is a collection of short extracts from his many speeches and articles, edited by Lin Biao and ordered topically.
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62. Mao Zedong has a presence in China and around the world in popular culture, where his face adorns everything from T-shirts to coffee cups.
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65. Mao Zedong notes that "In a chilling precursor of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, villagers in Qingshui and Gansu called these projects the 'killing fields'.
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66. Mao Zedong is credited for having improved the status of women in China and for improving literacy and education.
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67. Mao Zedong remains a controversial figure and there is little agreement over his legacy both in China and abroad.
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72. Mao Zedong took up residence in Zhongnanhai, a compound next to the Forbidden City in Beijing, and there he ordered the construction of an indoor swimming pool and other buildings.
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73. From his base in Yan'an, Mao Zedong authored several texts for his troops, including Philosophy of Revolution, which offered an introduction to the Marxist theory of knowledge; Protracted Warfare, which dealt with guerilla and mobile military tactics; and New Democracy, which laid forward ideas for China's future.
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74. Mao Zedong came to believe that the Red Army alone was unable to defeat the Japanese, and that a Communist-led "government of national defence" should be formed with the KMT and other "bourgeois nationalist" elements to achieve this goal.
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76. From this point onward, Mao Zedong was the Communist Party's undisputed leader, even though he would not become party chairman until 1943.
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84. Mao Zedong was appointed commander-in-chief of the Red Army and led four regiments against Changsha in the Autumn Harvest Uprising, in the hope of sparking peasant uprisings across Hunan.
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85. In March 1927, Mao Zedong appeared at the Third Plenum of the KMT Central Executive Committee in Wuhan, which sought to strip General Chiang of his power by appointing Wang Jingwei leader.
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86. Mao Zedong enthusiastically agreed with this decision, arguing for an alliance across China's socio-economic classes.
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98. Mao Zedong was inspired by Friedrich Paulsen, whose liberal emphasis on individualism led Mao to believe that strong individuals were not bound by moral codes but should strive for the greater good, and that the "end justifies the means" conclusion of Consequentialism.
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