Land reforms

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Land confiscation

Pre1949

·         Land reforms essential part of peasant support

Land reforms extended to the whole of China once the CPC had taken power

·         Clearer policy

o   Before, Mao had veered between rent reductions and land confiscation

·         Policy now purely based on confiscating land from those with "too much" and giving it to those with none or too little

·         Only land from the rich was taken

o   Wealthier peasants contributed too much to the food production of the nation

o   Food shortages meant this was a priority

·         Organised by party cadres

o   Teams to 30 to 40

·         Started in key villages then branched out to more remote area

Peasants were encouraged to humiliate the landlords

·         Policy lead by cadres

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