Mao’s First Problems After Taking Power and the Steps to Solve each Problem and the Results


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Mao’s first problems after taking power were political and economic; what steps did he take to solve each problem and what were the results?
When Mao took over power in China and established the People’s Republic of China, he faced many problems: internally, he had to maintain his own power after having violently overthrown the previous regime; externally, he had to deal with enmity from the United States (and, presumably, the possibility that supporters of Chiang Kai-Shek might try to place him back in power) and he had to deal with carving out an effective relationship with the Soviet Union – which was complicated by the fact that Soviets would plainly not want to raise the ire of the Americans. Economically, China was heavily dependent...
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