Mao Tse-Tung (Zedong) and The Chinese Communist Party
- Founder of the People's Republic of China (1949)
- Tradition in China gave new rulers "Mandate from Heaven"
- Leader of the Communist party in China
- Against Chiang Kai-Shek; leader of opposing socialist party
- Democratic Centralism; total obedience to the leader (lenin model)
- The First Plan (5 Year Plan)
- Great Leap Forward
- Gained some aid from the USSR, mainly heavy industry
- Parallel to Russia, there was a form of collectivization called APC's (Agricultural Producer Co-Operations)
Mao Zedong was the Communist founder of the People's Republic of China. He came to presence in 1949, and ran the opposing party to Chaing Kai-Shek's socialism party. Mao's first initial plans were unsuccessful. Some of Mao's ideas and plans paralleled those that happened in Russia (5 Year Plan, collectivization).
Question: What made the five year plan a failure?