The Great Leap Forward - Grand projects

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  • The Great Leap Forward 1958-1962
    • Grand Projects
    • Mass mobilisation
    • Domestic: power & success of CCP and Mao
      • International: China now seen as a superpower
    • Included the building of bridges, canals, dams
      • Civil engineering - visible to the public
    • Tiananmen Square (1957)
      • Bigger than the Red Square in Moscow
      • Show superiority and that China was now the World Communist leader
    • Ming Tomb Reservoirs (1958)
      • Mao as a worker
      • Message of equality
    • Prison/Labour camps also provided the labour for these projects


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