World History AP Mr. Duez Video Questions: China: Triumph & Turmoil
Episode II - ‘Maostalgia’ AP Review - China
Niall Ferguson asks how China manages to live under a Communist system of government but with a thriving capitalist economy. The succession of revolutions orchestrated by Mao Zedong killed more people than Hitler and Stalin combined. And yet this hard-line communist and murderer of businessmen is revered in China today as the founder of a modern-day capitalist superpower. Why?
Episode II - “Maostalgia”
1. “I’ve never seen anything crazier than that in my life,” Niall Ferguson is just amazed by a restaurant in China where ___ is treated as if he was a God.
2. In the case of Mao, there is a huge difference between the man and the ___.
3. In October 1949 Mao proclaimed a new ____ Republic of China.
4. Landlords in rural areas were publicly ____. (Strayer refers to it as “Speak Bitterness Meetings.”)
5. In apartment buildings across China there was a ____ member “keeping an eye on things.” (There still is)
6. In 1958 Mao launched the ____ Leap Forward, one of the most horrific man-made disasters in world history.
7. In just 4 years, at least 35 million people died of ___.
8. Did Mao admit any fault in the failure of the Great Leap Forward?
9. On July 16, 1966 displayed ‘youthful vigor’ by being photographed while ____.
10. The Cultural _____ ultimately pitted youthful red guard members against each other in murderous fights to prove their loyalty.
11. By 1978 Deng Xiaoping was China’s new ____.
12. “It doesn’t matter if the cat is black or white, as long as it ____ the mouse.” - Deng Xiaoping
13. 300 Million people gave up being farms to become ____ workers.
14. In the summer of 1989 Tiananmen Square was filled with a million people who challenged the government. On the 3rd of june, the ____ rolled in.
Your opinion questions:
15. Do you believe that China is going to have to reform its Communist ways?
16. Can it aspire to rule the world - or will just ruling itself be a big enough challenge?