• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How successfully has the 1949 Communist program been implemented?

Extracts from this document...


* * How successful has the 1949 Communist program been implemented? Before I answer this question I think that I should analyze all the things that communist have done in favor of China and things that have caused problems for them. Then it will make it easier to interpreter the question apposed so I can see clearly how successful or unsuccessful they were. Mao Zedong made a speech on October 1st 1949 stating everything that the Chinese communist party should accomplish. By going through the list I can see what they have actually done and what they haven't. The first thing that Mao said is that 'The people's Republic of China strives for independence.' If I look back at what the communist have done I will see that independence is a element that they have achieved. China is no longer reliant on foreign devils or Western powers. They stopped trading with the West at one stage because they were in fear of their communism s0o they only traded with the Soviet Union who were another communist country. ...read more.


There now is a greater understanding of the West and in a way they trust them a lot more than they used to. An example of peace brought out by China is 'The Korean War' which took place in the 1950's and 'The Vietnam War' in the 1960's. I think the reason China has found peace is mainly due to the people being more comfortable with China and the government not being as strict. Although China is very strict on numerous things it is not as bad as it used to be. The Chinese has also attained unity, I think this has happened because China has been held together and has stayed like that without parts of it leading off and becoming separate. It has held down the minorities and separatists. China has stayed as one and hasn't collapsed into different states. The county itself has gained unity from communism because communism is all about the growth of the country and making improvements, which I think it has achieved. ...read more.


As I mentioned before they have kept China together as one, which is a very good thing as many large counties have collapsed and separated into smaller parts. I think that they were successful but only to a certain extent as communism is about the growth or the country and trying to improve it and I think that they have accomplished that. The communist party tried to make sure everyone was treated equally and fairly and I think that this worked because when the great leap forward was launched everyone was paid exactly the same amount and had the same living standards as each other, although the great lead forward was actually unsuccessful. The thing that I dislike about communism was that fact that no one had the choice to vote for anyone else in opposite parties, as there was only one party to vote for in political elections and the government claimed to be running the country on behalf of the workers which in a way I think is untrue. This answers the question opposed, which asked how successful the 1949 communist programme was. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 essays

  1. How far did life improve for the following groups between 1949 and the early ...

    Consider that women had been oppressed virtually since the start of Chinese society: it was traditional to practice such things as foot-binding and child prostitution. Under the Communists, the 1951 Marriage Law abolished both of these barbarities, as well as arranged marriages, child marriages and bigamy.

  2. Why did the Communists win in 1949?

    Unlike his predecessor, he did not like the communism and decided to eliminate them. Events leading up to 1949 which made the Communism win In March 1925 Sun Yat-sen died unexpectedly and the Kuomintang was taken over by Chiang Kai-shek, who solidified his position by marrying Sun's sister-in-law, Soong Mei-ling.

  1. How Far Did Life Improve For Women, Landlords, Businessmen And Peasants Between 1949 And ...

    This singling out understandably disturbed many of the higher classes, and those who had supported the Kuomintang government fled with Chiang Kaishek to Taiwan. However, the Communists were keen not to lose all skilled and experienced non-working-class people by alienating them or driving them out, and Mao wanted to use their talents and expertise.

  2. The government in China today is communist.

    The leaders of today could say that they need very strong, central government to avoid Civil War again and democracy wouldn't provide this. In 1926 the Communists 'save' the Chinese from the Warlords on "The March North". A further argument for refusing democratic rights is what happened in the Jiangxi province.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work