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IB History Internal Assessment (IA)

"Mao Zedong (1893-1976), also spelled Mao Tse-tung, led the long struggle that made China a Communist nation in 1949. He then became China's ruler and one of the world's most powerful people. Mao controlled China's artistic, intellectual, military, industrial, and agricultural planning and policies.

After the Communist victory, Mao's face became familiar throughout the world. Pictures of him appeared everywhere in China. Young and old learned his slogans and studied his writings. His writings, particularly on guerrilla warfare and the role of peasants in Communist revolutions, were influential outside China. Mao also wrote poetry."

Dirlik, Arif. "Mao Zedong." World Book Advanced, World Book, 2021,

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