An Analysis of the Historical Evolution of China’s “Great Leap Forward”

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The beginning:
An Analysis of the Historical Evolution of China’s "Great Leap Forward"
Introduction:
This historical study will analyze the evolution of the Great Leap Forward as a means to alter China from a primarily agrarian society into a Soviet-styled industrial economy. By utilizing agrarian collectivism in the food growing sectors of the economy, Mao and the CPC was able to generate a exponential growth in framing by taking away private ownership. Furthermore, the drive towards industrialization en masse meant that the modernization of the economy would rely on massive steel production over a short duration of time. This, in turn, led to a rise on food demand from this sector of the industrial economy, which also took away agrarian workers needed...
The end:
.....on through its ineffective agrarian programs during the industrialization of China.
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