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What legacy did Mao Zedong leave his successors Mao Zedong is one of the most controversial leaders of the twentieth century The Chinese people know him both as a survivor and a tyrant From his tactical success of the Long March to his embarrassing failure of the Great Leap Forward Mao has greatly influenced the result of what China is today Most of Maos major successes have been in the Caps rise to power while Maos failure have come at the time when the CCP was in power To focus on Maos legacy one has to illuminate the questions why Mao despite all his big failures and his tyranny hold such a hero status And how did his successors elude with his controversial legacy China was a predominantly rural society with more than 80 of its people peasants before Mao came into power The economic problems were so big that the totalitarianism with which Mao reigned was necessary The collectivisation and industrialisation programmes that Mao enforces may not have accorded with civil rights as understood and operated in other nations but Chinas needs made them unavoidable Maos way of reign was ruthless and despotic but it saved China from disintegration and laid the basis for the revolution of the 80s when Deng was able to build the four modernisations upon the hard won achievements of the Maoist-Years Mao altered the fundamentals of Chinese government he introduced into China something that it had not known before the concept of continuing revolution Maos conception of democracy was based on the doctrine of popular dictatorship in which the party would exercise leadership through constant attention to the masses All authority came from the top and it was the peoples duty to obey and Mao and his politic with the communist party CCP was sufficient to satisfy all Chinas wants The Chinese belief in the perfectibility of man through education self-cultivation and the moral example of rulers
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