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Mao Ze·dong

 (mou′ dzŭ′dŏng′) also Mao Tse-tung (tsŭ′to͝ong′) 1893-1976.
Chinese Communist leader and theorist. A founder of the Chinese Communist Party (1921), he commanded troops in the Chinese Civil War (1927-1949) and proclaimed the People's Republic of China in 1949. As party chairman and the country's first head of state (1949-1959), he initiated sweeping but misguided economic, agricultural, and industrial reforms that resulted in widespread starvation. He continued as party chairman after 1959 and was a leading figure in the Cultural Revolution (1966-1969). In the 1970s he consolidated his political power and established ties with the West.

Mao Ze•dong

(ˈmaʊ zəˈdʊŋ, dzə-)

also Mao Tse-tung

(ˈmaʊ tsəˈtʊŋ, dzəˈdʊŋ)
1893–1976, chairman of the People's Republic of China 1949–59 and of the Chinese Communist party 1943–76.
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Mao Ze-dong was once asked in the 1960s his opinion of the French Revolution.
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Japan was finally ousted at the conclusion of World War II, but conflict continued as civil war broke out in 1945 between the Nationalist Party under Chiang Kaishek and the Communist Party under Mao Ze-dong.