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Mao Tse Tung


Chinese communist groundbreaking who founded the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and whose rule is normally estimated to get caused the deaths of around 70 million people. He became an early on person in the Communist Party in China while functioning at Peking School, where he was learning to be always a instructor. In 1956, during his 100 Flowers Advertising campaign, he encouraged people to openly exhibit their opinions from the communist routine but almost a year later he purchased the executions of thousands of individuals who did that. His parents had been Mao Shun-sheng and Wen Ch’i-mei. He previously been wedded four situations and had a complete of ten kids. In early stages in lifestyle he was significantly inspired with the teachings of Karl Marx.

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Full Name Mao Zedong
Date Of Birth December 26, 1893
Died September 9, 1976, Beijing, China
Place Of Birth Shaoshan, China
Height 1.8 m
Profession World Leader
Education Hunan First Normal University, First Middle School of Changsha
Nationality Chinese, Qing
Spouse Jiang Qing, He Zizhen, Yang Kaihui, Luo Yixiu
Children Mao Anying, Mao Anqing, Li Na, Li Min, Yang Yuehua, Mao Anhong, Mao Anlong
Parents Mao Yichang, Wen Qimei
Siblings Mao Zemin, Mao Zetan
Star Sign Capricorn

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1Following his death it was disclosed that he had large "pleasure gardens" stocked with hundreds of women.
2Mao once worked as an assistant to the chief librarian of the University of Peking. He was passed over for advancement, which spurred him to join the Chinese Communist Party, where he hoped to get ahead faster.
3He launched the Cultural Revolution in 1966, which caused widespread chaos throughout China and led to purges of "disloyal elements" at all levels of society.
4His "great leap forward" campaign of 1959-1962 created what is considered the worst man-made disaster--a mass famine due to the attempt to turn China into a planned agrarian economy, which resulted in the deaths of over 20 million people by starvation.
5Received Soviet Chairman of the Council of Ministers (i.e. Prime Minister) Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971) in his swimming pool to show his defiance for the latter. During the meeting, Mao asked Khrushchev to jump into the pool and swim with him. Khrushchev was extremely embarrassed as he didn't have a swimming suit with him at the time.
6Still worshipped as a god by some Chinese, especially peasants and taxi drivers, with his photos being used as charms.
7Contrary to popular belief, Mao did not oppose to the right to bear arms. In fact, during his rule, many adult Chinese joined militia organizations and kept at least one rifle at home. It was after his death the Chinese government started implementing gun restrictions.
8Henry Kissinger, when he learned of the death of Mao, commented that if Mao were to join God in Heaven, it would be "too powerful a combination".
9Considered by many to have been the single most powerful leader in the world's history, as absolute ruler of one-fourth of humankind, whose voice was revered as divine revelation and who has successfully brainwashed/convinced most of his dissidents into believing that it was they, not he, who were wrong, during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), a period in which his "Little Red Book" outsold the Bible.
10Inspired countless European film directors, including Jean-Luc Godard (aka "Jean Luc Godard"), a professed Maoist in the late '60s.
11A personal pal of French Existentialist philosopher and Nobel Laureate Jean-Paul Sartre, who got arrested for distributing inflammatory Maoist newspapers in 1970.
12As a reaction to the Maoist insurrection in Paris and Lyon in May, 1968, the Charles de Gaulle administration decided to reorganize tertiary education in France. During the reorganization, the prestigious architecture school of Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts was split from the school and divided into several smaller schools.
13His radical ideology has inspired countless revolutions far beyond China's borders, including guerilla activities in Nepal, Peru, Philippines, and student protests/demonstrations/riots in Europe during the late 60s, the most prominent one in France, between May and August, 1968.
14Officially hailed "the Great Leader, great mentor, great helmsman and great commander" of the Chinese people during the Cutural Revolution (1966-1976).
15Attended the Hunan First Normal School (early 1910s).
16Chairman (chief of state) of the People's Republic of China (1949-1959).



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Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The People Between1947DocumentaryHimself
China Strikes Back1937Documentary shortHimself

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The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Chinese Leader
Dynasty: The Nehru-Gandhi Story1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Biography1995-1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Human Remains1998Documentary shortHimself
Our Time in Hell: The Korean War1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ernesto Che Guevara1995DocumentaryHimself
Xie rou chang cheng1995TV SeriesHimself (uncredited)
Nixon1995Himself - in the 1940s (uncredited)
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie1995Video documentaryHimself
The Century of Warfare1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen1994TV Series documentaryHimself
China Rising: The Epic History of 20th Century China1992TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Peter Ustinov in China1990TV Movie documentaryHimself (in the 1930's) (uncredited)
Slaying the Dragon1988TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Vietnam: A Television History1983TV Series documentaryHimself
The Comoedia1981Himself
Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-19531979TV Movie documentaryHimself - with Canadian Visitors, 1948 (uncredited)
Grin Without a Cat1977DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Life of Mao1976TV Movie documentaryHimself
I vsyo-taki ya veryu...1974DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Society of the Spectacle1974DocumentaryHimself
The World at War1973TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (unconfirmed, uncredited)
WR: Mysteries of the Organism1971Himself
No Substitute for Victory1970DocumentaryHimself
Mao Tse-Tung and the Cultural Revolution1969TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Hour of the Furnaces1968DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Bethune1964DocumentaryHimself - with Canadian Visitors (uncredited)
Das Lied der Ströme1954DocumentaryHimself (with labourers) (uncredited)
Battle for China1953DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Mid Century: Half Way to Where?1950Short documentaryHimself - Chinese leader
Conspiracy2015TV Series documentaryHimself - President of the People's Republic of China
New World Order Bible Versions2014DocumentaryHimself - Chairman of the Communist Party of China (uncredited)
Our Nixon2013DocumentaryHimself
The Untold History of the United States2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Chinese Communist Leader
Bokassa 1er, empereur de Françafrique2011DocumentaryHimself
Mulberry Child2011DocumentaryHimself
World War II in Color2010-2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Imagine2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Marijuana: A Chronic History2010TV MovieHimself
War of the Gods2010DocumentaryHimself
Io sono Tony Scott, ovvero come l'Italia fece fuori il più grande clarinettista del jazz2010DocumentaryHimself
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu2010DocumentaryHimself
The Flying Scissors2009Himself
Mao's Last Dancer2009Himself (uncredited)
Capitalism: A Love Story2009DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hype: The Obama Effect2008Video documentaryHimself
Henry Kissinger: Secrets of a Superpower2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lenin kam nur bis Lüdenscheid - Meine kleine deutsche Revolution2008DocumentaryHimself
Zwischen den Fronten - Die neuen Achsen der Macht2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement2007Video documentaryHimself
The Long March2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mao, une histoire chinoise2006TV Series documentaryHimself
American Eats2006TV SeriesHimself
Declassified2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Legendary Sin Cities2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Chinese Leader
Unsere Besten2004TV SeriesHimself
Imelda2003DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Glauber o Filme, Labirinto do Brasil2003DocumentaryHimself
Morning Sun2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bola de Nieve2003Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
A Secret War Story: Who Is John Birch?2003Video documentary
The Weather Underground2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Naqoyqatsi2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Trials of Henry Kissinger2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Yogis of Tibet2002Video documentaryHimself
In the Shadow of Hollywood2000DocumentaryHimself (handshake with Kissinger) (uncredited)
Hendrix2000TV MovieHimself (with Deng Xiao-ping) (uncredited)
The Worlds of Mei Lanfang2000DocumentaryHimself
The Korean War: Fire and Ice1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #43
American Experience1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Hitler and Stalin: Twin Tyrants1999TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

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1An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
2To read too many books is harmful.
3Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
4Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
5We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.
6It's always darkest before it becomes totally black.
7People who are liberals look upon the principles of Marxism as abstract dogma. They approve of Marxism, but they are not prepared to practice it in full; they are not prepared to replace their liberalism by Marxism.
8I learned to hate my father.
9Marxism consists of thousands of truths, but they all boil down to one: It's right to rebel against reactionaries.
10Women hold up half the sky.
11Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

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