Who was he?
Mao Zedong was a Chinese Communist revolutionary. He was born on December 26 1893 in Shaoshan, China. He died on September 9, 1976 in Beijing, China. He was a principal Chinese Marxist theorist, soldier, and statesman. He is considered one of the most significant communist figures of the Cold War.
What did he do?
He was a communist revolutionary. He was the leader of the Chinese communist party from 1935 till his death. In 1918 he became a certified teacher. In 1921 he joined the Communist party. He is considered to have laid down the foundations of the rapidly developing nation of the early twenty-first century. He founded the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949.
He was considered a brutal leader. People who talked bad/disagreed with him were executed. He had set up many labor camps and sent millions to these camps. At the camps many people had died. He had sent the country into a starvation state where 40 million people died of starvation.
He was born to peasants. He had first adopted the Buddhist culture but later abandoned it. At 13 his father had united him in an arranged marriage with a neighboring families daughter. His father was very strict and he would beat him and his brother. Later as he grew up he had adopted a Chinese nationalist and anti-imperialist outlook in early life.