The Great Leap Forward - APCs

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  • The Great Leap Forward 1958-1962
    • Higher Level APCs 1955-1956
      • 200-300 households
      • No private ownership
      • By the end of the 1956 - 88% of peasants were members of APCs
      • No compensation for the pooling of assets - i.e. richer peasants did not receive more for superior equipment
        • Moving towards greater equality
    • APCs 1953-1954 (Agricultural Producers' Cooperatives)
      • 30-40 households
      • Central management of land but still under private ownership
      • Members contributed labour, animals & equipment and received a share in proportion to what was put in
      • Richer peasants tempted in by compensation paid in investment for superior equipment etc
    • MAO
      • Drawbakcs
        • Lost support of peasantry
        • Mao's outlook = dogmatic/inflexible
      • Gains
        • Higher level APCs = more control for CCP on countryside
        • Imposing socialism on the contryside

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