The Great Leap Forward (1958-62)

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Land reform, where estates had been taken from rich landowners and redistributed to the peasants had taken place shortly after the communists had come to power.
Collectivisation, where peasants lost their own pieces of land and instead worked for wages on land owned by the state had also begun to take place.
Mao believed this was not enough to expand both agricultural and industrial production and instead introduced the second five-year plan in 1958.
This would become known as the ‘Great Leap Forward’.
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Sources:
Tombstone. The Untold story of Mao’s Great Famine.
By Yang Jisheng.
Red Inc.: Dictatorship and the Development of Capitalism in China, 1949-2009
By Robert K. Schaeffer
Socialism in China (1919-1965)
By Yu Youjun
Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62
By Frank Dikötter
The Great Famine in China, 1958-1962: A Documentary History

Kommentarer 

  1. CBU2221990

    CBU2221990

    4 timer siden

    2020: Hold my beer I’m about to wreck their whole career

  2. A Screaming Corn Cob

    A Screaming Corn Cob

    7 timer siden

    The not so Great Leap Forward

  3. Jaidezilla

    Jaidezilla

    21 time siden

    This is what's socialism got you. Isn't this fun?

  4. BrickSimon2007

    BrickSimon2007

    Dag siden

    The Great Leap Forward, more like the Great Leap Backward

  5. DarkBabylon

    DarkBabylon

    Dag siden

    More than 60 million dead. If ever there was one, this would probably be single largest crime against humanity and the human race. Mao was a mass-murderer of an unprecedented scale. Pure evil.

  6. 1Man Army

    1Man Army

    Dag siden

    And yet here we stand. China is now a global military and economic superpower.

  7. Kubi Kameho

    Kubi Kameho

    2 dager siden

    How dare you insult the chinese communist party! DEMONITIZED! You know what CCP and NOplayer has in common? A red logo.

  8. JonatasAdoM

    JonatasAdoM

    2 dager siden

    Now I understand why it's called the "red book"

  9. JonatasAdoM

    JonatasAdoM

    2 dager siden

    A small step towards industrialization, a huge step towards starvation.

  10. JonatasAdoM

    JonatasAdoM

    2 dager siden

    You don't have incentive to work when food is granted. Also tell Stalin that starvation is not a good incentive policy.

  11. Avern Vrey

    Avern Vrey

    2 dager siden

    We need a new Leap Forward now.

    • erlingqier icyice

      erlingqier icyice

      Dag siden

      I agree. This time China needs a great double jump forward to ensure it's done even more throughly

  12. SUPER PAÇOCA ALADO

    SUPER PAÇOCA ALADO

    2 dager siden

    Just waiting for americans to electi Bernie and make the New Great Leap Foward

  13. M3au

    M3au

    2 dager siden

    The best thing to come out of The Great Leap Forward was the floor polish that bore it’s name. It was still being sold 10 years later.

  14. John Hill

    John Hill

    2 dager siden

    This is completely full of lies. There was almost no iron produced except for what would be called pig iron, and there was no steel produced whatsoever. None. Nothing. Steel cannot be produced inside piles of dirt on farmland. White people knew that prior to 1850. The only steel being produced inside of China in this time was the recently built factories done by the so-called Soviet Union, and the remaining factories that had been built buy Japan with Japanese technology during the 14 years that they absolutely controlled China 100%. They had Chinese people as slave laborers making steel for them. Only the Chinese could make steel for 14 years and end up not knowing how to make steel. Not only was this a ridiculous and stupid plan, even if it had succeeded it would have been a pointless plan. China had no use whatsoever for any steel at all. Take a look across China, do you see any great football stadiums or Bridges or anything else that had been built in the 1950s and 60s? They had no use for this.

  15. John Hill

    John Hill

    2 dager siden

    Way to sugarcoat the murder of 45 million people by starvation. I especially like your imaginary term, forced purchase.

  16. PappaOwl

    PappaOwl

    3 dager siden

    the Chairman has no cloths and the people no food.

  17. Opep 773

    Opep 773

    3 dager siden

    I like the exiled kingdoms music in the back ground

  18. Max Sheng

    Max Sheng

    3 dager siden

    Communism requires the state to control production and distribution. That in itself requires the end of personal property and freedom.

    • jACk

      jACk

      Dag siden

      Marxist-Leninism (AKA pretty much Stalinism) requires that, not communism. Communism is the absence of state, so what you’re saying is just impossible.

  19. James N Hatcher

    James N Hatcher

    3 dager siden

    Unfortunately they didn't fall with the Soviet union

  20. Olivier Verdys

    Olivier Verdys

    3 dager siden

    And yet, the portrait of the biggest mass murderer in history still hangs at Tian An Men. Hope not for long....

  21. Owen Wolf Co.

    Owen Wolf Co.

    3 dager siden

    We’re learning about this in High School history class at the moment. It’s more like the Great Leap Backwards...

  22. YH CHUNG

    YH CHUNG

    3 dager siden

    Bloody mao is the greatest evil of mankind, but this evil is still worshipped in mainland China.

  23. ShiroNekoP

    ShiroNekoP

    3 dager siden

    Fragile: handle glass heart with care

  24. Wellington Gomes dos Santos

    Wellington Gomes dos Santos

    3 dager siden

    Communism works, people who can't stand starving.

  25. Кенжетайұлы

    Кенжетайұлы

    4 dager siden

    Please don't read the comment section it's full of capitalist ignorant people , Thanks .

  26. Thauã Aguirre

    Thauã Aguirre

    4 dager siden

    That's where chinese custom of "everything is edible" comes from. Also the Cultural Revolution was Mao's excuse to purge his oppositors, the poeple who, in typical Commied fashion of "got to blame somebody else it's all my fault", were accused of being responsible for the failure of the Leap.

  27. Mighty Fist Of Zeon!

    Mighty Fist Of Zeon!

    4 dager siden

    How anyone could ever support the Chinese Communist Party is just beyond my understanding.

    • Mighty Fist Of Zeon!

      Mighty Fist Of Zeon!

      3 dager siden

      @Кенжетайұлы People still have every right to follow their religious belief if they aren't hurting anyone. China has no right to send people to prison camps for that. Besides, there's all the other crap they're guilty of.

    • Кенжетайұлы

      Кенжетайұлы

      3 dager siden

      @Mighty Fist Of Zeon! we know what religion does just look at Europe what Islam is doing

    • Mighty Fist Of Zeon!

      Mighty Fist Of Zeon!

      3 dager siden

      @Кенжетайұлы It's also one of the most oppressive regimes in the world, imprisoning people for criticizing the CCP, trying to push false territorial claims, sending the ethnic Uighers to "re-education" camps, do not support freedom of religion, has one of if not the most corrupt government in the world and censor anything and everything that doesn't support their communist ideals. I don't see how any of that is progressive.

    • Кенжетайұлы

      Кенжетайұлы

      4 dager siden

      The reason people died because it was due to heavy population and because of Mao's idea 700 million Chinese came out of poverty , China is progressive today is only because of him , everything is made in China even the phone or pc you're using it's parts are from China , just open and see it :)

  28. Akbaer

    Akbaer

    4 dager siden

    So the death are caused by mismanagement by the government.

  29. Deathgrip22

    Deathgrip22

    4 dager siden

    and the ball-less Chinese people just let this happen

  30. Jordan Conley

    Jordan Conley

    4 dager siden

    So Mao was dumb and then evil. But would this really be considered communism? It does not seem stateless, moneyless, or non hierarchical. The farmers and other workers should have been asked what they thought would be the best way to grow. Then make a 5, 10, 20, and 100 year plan that is open to asjustment. Also take aid! That is communist as it gets. We want the world to share for free!!! Take what you lack, give what you have. Authoritarianism is not communism. He started with a good idea, but seemes to be stupid to say the least.

  31. Donovan Stone

    Donovan Stone

    4 dager siden

    Do a video on the Ustase genocide of serbians in yugoslavia

  32. 0570965

    0570965

    5 dager siden

    Evil comes in many faces, the biggest test is how we meet it.

  33. Zeus Valentine

    Zeus Valentine

    5 dager siden

    so many unintended consequences.

  34. James Kipp

    James Kipp

    5 dager siden

    Mao basically created a slave state. Very sad.

    • Кенжетайұлы

      Кенжетайұлы

      3 dager siden

      @James Kipp the problem is if Mao didn't do that China wouldn't be China what is now , all was done for good that's the reason entire China praises Mao , this video only shows negative side didn't show what happened after this

    • James Kipp

      James Kipp

      4 dager siden

      @Кенжетайұлы they are more progressive today but not at the time of Mao, that is what I was referring to.

    • Кенжетайұлы

      Кенжетайұлы

      4 dager siden

      That's why China is progressive today stop crap

  35. Some angry guy

    Some angry guy

    5 dager siden

    ''Backwards''

  36. Jeff Killer

    Jeff Killer

    5 dager siden

    Best meme to explain this is *"Task failed successfully"*

  37. proxima centauri

    proxima centauri

    5 dager siden

    This is the best argument against commie wannabe posers. Try bringing this to them and watch them fumbles on their reasons.

    • Кенжетайұлы

      Кенжетайұлы

      4 dager siden

      This is half of the story , they don't show why Mao was praised even after this , also why ? Why China has great economy ? Everything is made in China ? Million of Chinese came out of poverty ? Duh

  38. Jude Sushi

    Jude Sushi

    5 dager siden

    So thats why they eat rats, bats, dogs and other vermin.

  39. Furor Frisii

    Furor Frisii

    5 dager siden

    Did we just asume his intentions? REEEEEE

  40. Furor Frisii

    Furor Frisii

    5 dager siden

    Ahh...yes...good old times. When leftie failing ideas could just be forced upon an entire population, killing millions and millions. 2020; happening again.... So far, the 'left' has brought us : - Mao -Stalin-Pol Pot- -Hilter and many more jolly people. When will the world learn- and anihilate these leftie mentards- all of them? WHy do we allow them in the name of 'Democracy'- a system THEY abolish- to survive, just to bring the world a new Hitler every 50 - 70 years? Ask yourself....

  41. The Dude With The Hat N.2

    The Dude With The Hat N.2

    5 dager siden

    3:35 bruh everyone banging pots and the spearow is all like *O-O*

  42. Banjo Fett

    Banjo Fett

    6 dager siden

    Those who don’t know their history are bound to eat it

  43. Jason

    Jason

    6 dager siden

    great leap forward was actually a plan to find the cure to baldness

  44. skybattler 262

    skybattler 262

    6 dager siden

    Let me tell you a joke. How did Chairman Mao make bioweapons? By letting his people starve and eat everything else.

  45. Matthew Smith

    Matthew Smith

    6 dager siden

    This is what Bernie Sanders wants to do.

  46. Studa Baker

    Studa Baker

    6 dager siden

    Gee, another communist/socialist success story. And to think people are willingly voting for this in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

  47. 乳酸君

    乳酸君

    6 dager siden

    Westerners can only understand China through the biased reports of your media, because of the famine, China has nuclear weapons, your world outlook is just brainwashed by your ridiculous media, the Chinese government has not banned Tiananmen incident, the cultural revolution, Baidu search can also find it, but your media has always said that China can not search these, Westerners in the Middle East harm Tens of thousands of civilians have died.Your media went to China to count the corpses? Your media only know these things from the mouths of the swindlers who escaped from China, and report them as news without any confirmation. Why do you want to believe these unconfirmed information? Because of your racism.

    • Shakespear1112

      Shakespear1112

      3 dager siden

      Nice try wu mao. Try posting a post containing the word "六四天安門" on Weibo and see what happens.

    • Кенжетайұлы

      Кенжетайұлы

      4 dager siden

      USA doesn't likes China because it is scared

  48. lolololol lolololol

    lolololol lolololol

    6 dager siden

    During the iron curtain. The Chinese would find anything edible to survive and had passed on to their descendants made it traditional. Anyone want sum bat soup? How bout sum dog stew?

    • lolololol lolololol

      lolololol lolololol

      3 dager siden

      Кенжетайұлы lol what rights do they have😂

    • Кенжетайұлы

      Кенжетайұлы

      4 dager siden

      Unless you're a vegan you've no right to question what others eat

  49. Brian S

    Brian S

    6 dager siden

    I'm Bernie Sanders and I approve this message.

  50. glenda moncayo

    glenda moncayo

    6 dager siden

    More like the Great Leap Backward

  51. Ding Dong

    Ding Dong

    6 dager siden

    Simple History with some more propaganda. Never once mentioning how Mao killed more people than Stalin and Hitler. Who were all LEFT WING socialists

    • Кенжетайұлы

      Кенжетайұлы

      4 dager siden

      Did western news people go there n saw how many people died ? No right ! Then how you believe them

  52. adventures of stepney

    adventures of stepney

    6 dager siden

    Mao approved

  53. Andrew Bergeron

    Andrew Bergeron

    7 dager siden

    Communist scums

  54. Renegade Mannequin

    Renegade Mannequin

    7 dager siden

    “Building a communist society in which everyone works for the state.” At least google the word communism and learn what it is before making ridiculous utterances like this.

    • Cracked Logic

      Cracked Logic

      5 dager siden

      The video is just relaying what the communist party attempted to do. Its not like they are claiming the Mao followed the definition of communism.

  55. Cletus Kasady

    Cletus Kasady

    7 dager siden

    This is what Sanders and Cortez want for our country.

  56. Cletus Kasady

    Cletus Kasady

    7 dager siden

    Good job industrializing that coronavirus, Mao.

  57. SomeRandomGuy OnTheInternet

    SomeRandomGuy OnTheInternet

    7 dager siden

    I support communism because it has killed the most communists in history

  58. cairo

    cairo

    7 dager siden

    The shocking fact is that Mao is still kept as a national hero in China.

  59. XRoyalStampedeX

    XRoyalStampedeX

    7 dager siden

    *China has left the chat*

  60. Destiny Ninja123

    Destiny Ninja123

    7 dager siden

    Why am I only seeing a blank video?

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