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Mao Zedong

China during the twentieth-first century has experienced much political influence. China is also one of the most populated nations in the world. The people of China have a strong Heritage and a desire to see China become a worldwide military power. The leadership of China has faced many problems associated with a large population and satisfying the people's needs. The imperialist era of China lasted for two thousand years before revolution in 1911. After the revolution, a period of anarchy and warlord rule decimated the country's stability. The people desperately needed a central government that could properly lead the country into a industrial revolution. The leader to emerge from this era of instability to form a central government was Mao Zedong. Mao is one of the most controversial political figures in modern world history. Mao was and still is a influential figure in Chinese ideology. This paper will argue that Mao became the leader of China through his military! and leadership skills during "The Long March". The Long March was a difficult journey for the followers of the Chinese Communist Party and was a period of critical importance for Mao. The period before the founding of the CCP deserves some attention for background information. China as an empire had been in existence for thousands of years. The Chinese invented modern tools such as gunpowder, magnetic compass and silk weaving. The people of China felt that they had a strong empire and could not be challenge by outside forces. However, by the nineteenth century political corruption had caused the empire to grow weaker while outside nations had grown stronger. These countries such as western powers of Britain, France and neighboring Japan had enjoyed great success in the international trade industry. The trade industry for developing countries to further grow is imperative to participate in. Participating countries experience economic benefits from inter...

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