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How far were Mao’s agricultural policies responsible for the scale of great famine in China, 1958-1962? (30 marks)

Introduction

·         Needs to recognise there was a destructive famine resulting from the Great Leap Forward. Was it Mao’s agricultural policies or other factors that were to blame?

Agricultural policies

·         Lysenkoism

·         Collectivisation

·         Food requisitions

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