The Rule of Mao Zedong
The communist revolutions in Russia, China, Vietnam, Korea, and Latin America created an intense fear of communism in the United States, Europe, and other capitalist countries. The Cold War only exacerbated this trepidation. Watch these three videos on Mao and the Chinese communist revolution. Do you think Mao succeeded or failed in meeting his objectives? What was the effect on Chinese society?
Note that the third video in this series includes some disturbing images of the famine that occurred during China's Great Leap Forward.
Note that the following video includes some disturbing images of the famine that occurred during China's Great Leap Forward.