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The Great Leap Forward

  • Hundred Flowers Campaign

    Hundred Flowers Campaign
    "Let a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend."

    -Mao Zedong
    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 Campaign

    Anti-Rightist Campaign
    The 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 Communes

    Forced Into Communes
    Private property was banned, and state-controlled communes were put into effect all over China.
  • The Great Leap Forward Begins

    The Great Leap Forward Begins
    The Great Leap was put into effect.