Communism Spreads in East Asia Chapter 18, Section, 623-625



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Communism Spreads in East Asia

Chapter 18, Section, 623-625
With their victory in China in 1949, the Communists gained control of one fifth of the world’s people.



Essential Questions …


  • What did the communist victory mean for China?




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  • Explain how Mao’s Marxist regime transformed China.





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After WWII, Chinese Communists defeated Nationalist forces and two separate China’s emerged.


  1. Describe the reasons why the Communists were able to win the civil war.



  1. What challenges do you think the new Chinese government will face? Make a list.

Mao Zedong Biography – page 624
Read this short biography.


  1. What qualities or characteristics enabled Mao to capture a nation’s support and allowed him to carry out extreme policies?



  1. What methods did Mao use to keep power for himself?



  1. Changing Chinese Society. Mao built a Communist one-party totalitarian state in the People’s Republic of China. Describe the transformations that Mao made to China’s economy?


  1. Why do you think the Soviet Union wanted to help China?



  1. Why do you think Mao made the decision for collectivization?



  1. Great Leap Forward (GLF) 1958-1960. Describe this program.



  1. The GLF was a dismal failure. Between 1959-1961, as many as _______ million Chinese are thought to have starved to death.


  1. What was the goal of the Cultural Revolution?


  1. Describe the social changes during this time period.




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