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The Great Leap Forward

Communist China

When Mao Zedong announced China’s second five-year plan, the Great Leap Forward, in 1958, it promised a Communist utopia based on collectivisation of agricultural property and production, and industrialisation where everyday citizens produced steel. But, as this video reveals, it spawned a catastrophic, widespread famine. The Party had to change tack, and Mao’s influence waned, but for how long…?

Rating: PG
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 13 min
Series: Communist China
Printable Resources: Yes

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