Hundred Flowers Campaign"Let a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend."
The Hundred Flowers Campaign was originally designed to let the people express their views on politics. However, it was ended due to excessive criticism.
Anti-Rightist CampaignThe government began persecuting intellectuals who spoke out against Mao during the Hundred Flowers Campaign in early July. By 1958, more than 300,000 people were punished.
Forced Into CommunesPrivate property was banned, and state-controlled communes were put into effect all over China.
The Great Leap Forward BeginsThe Great Leap was put into effect.