Thursday, August 8, 2013

Why did communists win? Key questions, essay

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: (

  • 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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