To What Extent The Disastrous Consequences of the Great Leap Forward Movement Were the Responsibility of Chairman Mao?



The Great Leap Forward Movement has always been a focal point in China’s contemporary history; This essay sets out to examine the extent to which Chairman Mao is responsible for the disastrous consequences by analyzing both objective and subjective causes of the Great Leap Forward Movement. By researching the background, sources, causes, and the events of the Great Leap Forward Movement presented, this paper studies the degree of failure including industrial elements—steel production for example, agricultural policies and political policies. Additionally, it analyzes one of the consequences of Great Leap Forward Movement — Great Chinese Famine.


Responsibility; Consequences; Great leap forward; Causes

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