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

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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 (grain hoarding and grain

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