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China . I believe that Mao made the greatest contribution to China in the 21st Century as it was he that introduced the marriage law in 1950, which stated that arranged marriages, the marriage of children, the killing of unwanted babies and bigamy were il

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China Coursework 1. I believe that Mao made the greatest contribution to China in the 21st China as it was he that introduced the marriage law in 1950, which stated that arranged marriages, the marriage of children, the killing of unwanted babies and bigamy were illegal. This helped the women of China a lot and got their support as they now had a say in marriage and not only that the women and men also jointly owned their property and divorce was a mutual thing. Mao Ze Dong also set up a mass vaccine programme to stop diseases like Typhus, Plague and Smallpox spreading as 4 million Chinese a year died to these diseases before the programme was set up. He also launched a health scheme to educate the peasants in cleanliness and hygiene. New Hospitals and medical schools were set up and medical attention was available to all, in return for a small insurance contribution. In remote country areas Barefoot Doctors (ordinary peasants given 3 months medical training) ...read more.

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By 1954 the North of the country had been taken over by the Vietcong, a communist group led by Ho Chi Minh. The South did not want a communist Government and the USA sent money to help it stop the North. In 1964 the USA President, Johnson sent US troops to fight in the South. He was certain the modern forces with their high technology weapons would soon crush the Vietcong and the forces of tiny North Vietnam. 85% of the US population supported it, Four years later there was a US army of over 500,000 men and 36,000 US soldiers had been killed in Vietnam. The USSR supplied weapons and aid to the Vietcong. The fighting in Vietnam was savage. The country was jungle for the most part and very difficult to fight in. The Vietcong knew the land, were expert at guerrilla warfare and dug miles of tunnels around Saigon, the capital in the South, which they hid in and from where they ambushed the US soldiers. ...read more.

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4. When China were awarded the 2008 Olympic Games, many countries objected because of China's record on human right. These countries have right to protest as in the past, and near present, China have tortured people, killed protesters and covered it up and killed objectors to Mao's communist ways. The Olympic Games are about fair play and rights, China have shown neither of these to the people who do object to communism, who should have a fair say, who want freedom and have most of the time gone and killed them without giving them a chance to defend themselves. Such as at Tiananmen Square when the government didn't even give the protesters a chance, they just killed most of them on the spot. Yes, I believe that the countries who objected to China having the 2008 Olympic Games were justified, but on the other hand the Games are also about giving people a second chance, a chance to prove that they have changed for the betterment of the people in China. Sam Morris ...read more.

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