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Mao Zedong

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''This section is pro-Mao''While often portrayed negatively, Mao Zedong made many undeniable contributions some improvements to China. Before 1949, for instancesuch as improving education, the illiteracy rate in Mainland China was 80 percenthealth care, and [[life expectancy]] was a meager 35 yearsindustry.{{fact}} At But his death, illiteracy had declined ultimate aim was to less than seven percentrule the world, and average life expectancy had increased so he deliberately sent food to more than 70 years (alternative statistics also quote improvements, though not nearly as dramatic).{{fact}} In addition to these increases, Russia which starved the total population of China increased 57% to 700 million, from the constant 400 million mark during the span between the [[Opium War]] and the [[Chinese Civil War]]populace. Also, under Mao's government, China ended its "Century of Humiliation" from Western and Japanese imperialism and regained its status as a major world power. Mao also industrialized China to a considerable extent and ensured China's sovereignty during In his rulehe killed around 70 million people. Many, including some of Mao's supporters, view the [[Kuomintang]], which Mao drove off the mainland, as having been corrupt. The Maoist era also improved women's rights by outlawing [[prostitution]], a phenomenon that This shows he was to return after Deng Xiaoping and post-Maoist CPC leaders increased liberalization of the economy. Indeed, Mao once famously remarked that "Women hold up half the heavens". A popular slogan during the Cultural Revolution was, "Break the chains, unleash the fury of women as a mighty force for revolution!" Mao was clearly an advocate for womens' rights, and worked towards equalitymost devilish person in history