How Mao Fooled China into Accepting His ‘People’s Democratic Dictatorship’
We wrap up our series on Soviet communism by digging into how communism was spread to China. Chinese traditional culture valued harmony and morality; Chinese people did not accept Marxism’s ideology of class struggle. So Mao Zedong–with the help of the Soviet Union–came up with a strategy. Today we hear from China expert Sean Lin on the beginning of the Chinese Communist Party, how Mao deceived China into accepting communism, and how relations broke down between China and the Soviet Union.