Thursday, August 8, 2013

Why did communists win? Key questions, essay


http://tiny.cc/communistwin

Within the categories communist win and nationalist failure from the shared doc, divide all the reasons into these categories:

  • Political / ideological
  • Economic
  • Social (or other)
  • Use the Historiography too (see tab at the bottom)


 Key questions for reading: (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bzn4b01DqAu5bkk4andUdXBMb3c/edit)

  • How did Mao’s early years shape his beliefs?
  • What were Mao’s political beliefs, ideological convictions.
  • You need to know what proletariat, bourgeoisie and Comintern is. 
  • Leninism vs Maoism
Essay on Monday
  • Analyse the reasons for, and the results of the Chinese Civil War (1946–1949).


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