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Mao Zedong (aka Mao Tse-Tung) by DragonQuestWes Mao Zedong (aka Mao Tse-Tung) by DragonQuestWes
Loosely referenced from this: [link]

Pretty much one of the most influential and greatest revolutionaries in not only Chinese history, but human history as well.

He's often demonized in the West for his reforms. Truth be told, he did NOT kill millions nor was he even responsible for the famines that happened in the Great Leap Forward.

Too bad that Deng Xiaoping reversed all the reforms that Mao made and that eventually led China to having a more Capitalist economy. :c
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JellyTunes Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Didnu nuffin
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edjack12 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
So, wait, what exactly was the cause of the Great Chinese Famine? I know the Great Leap Forward had good intentions but didn't exactly live up to the final result.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
Famines have been happening across China way before the People's Republic even existed.

Also China had endured a history of Japanese colonialism too via WWII.
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Robotic-Mind Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
I love Beijing Tianamen, THE SUN RISES IN BEIJING TIANAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN :U

Too bad China had trouble during Mao's ruling time. Well, at least he stopped the tyrannical monarchy in China.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Technically the monarchy came to an end in 1912 with the establishment of the Republic of China. The People's Republic of China (with Mao being its leader until his death in 1976) was established in 1949.

Unless if you mean that he stopped the feudalistic rule of the Dalai Lama over Tibet which was filled with slavery and illiteracy and whatnot.
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Robotic-Mind Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Ah, I see.
I meant that, feudalistic rule. 
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MSPaintCommunisms Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
i too love genocidal dictators as long as they're communisms.
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zoeblo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
his lips look like a pair cocktail sausages
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
>Deviant for 2 years
>Empty gallery

0/10
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zoeblo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
at what point have i claimed to be an artist?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
:shrug:
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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Mao, like Stalin, indisputably murdered more people than Hitler. He tyrannized the world's most populous nation for more than a quarter century; and while by most counts his victims were somewhat less numerous than Stalin's, the range of error makes it quite possible that Mao Zedong was the greatest mass murderer of the century. Mao was both the Lenin and the Stalin of Chinese Communism: not only did he found the system, but he raised it to lethal maturity. While Mao waited a few years to antagonize the peasants with forced collectivization, the killing began immediately. As Laszlo Ladany observes in his The Communist Party of China and Marxism: 1921-1985:
    There are few parallels in history for what the [Chinese] Communists did [when they first came to power]. The French Revolution had many victims, but it did not institute a lasting political system. The October Revolution in the Soviet Union was not a peaceful affair, but the mass killings did not come till years later, during Stalin's collectivisation... In China, the terror - what else can one call it? - was widespread and saw the beginning of a lasting system.
After Stalin's death, Khrushchev and his successors eliminated some of the most horrific aspects of his regime. Mao denounced these reforms as "revisionism," studiously repeating each of Stalin's horrors. Unlike Stalin, Mao never fully succeeded in utterly crushing internal opposition within the Chinese Communist Party, which is probably why Mao's policies were not even more deadly than they were. 

Deaths due to extreme hardship conditions in slave labor camps 

With the aid of Soviet advisors, Mao set up a Chinese Gulag - an empire of slave labor camps filled with poorly fed "counter-revolutionaries." As under Stalin, the prisoners could be anyone: former landlords, better-off peasants, civil servants under Chiang's regime, and eventually out-of-favor members of the Communist Party itself. 
By most estimates, the typical slave labor camp population during Mao's reign was between 10 and 15 million. The conditions were deadly, but markedly safer than those experienced by Stalin's Siberian slaves. Annual death rates in the Soviet camps under Stalin ranged from 10-30%, while under Mao the rates were more along the lines of 5-10%. This is partly due to the more favorable climate, but also because Mao was more interested than Stalin in getting work out of his slaves. In any case, these death rates are surely high enough to warrant murder charges for the inmates' deaths - which must have summed to well over 10 million. 

Deaths due to man-made famine 

The bulk of the deaths for which Mao was responsible stemmed from the famines caused by his mad agricultural collectivization program, which surpassed even Stalin's in its totalitarian aspirations. Like Lenin, Mao initially let peasants keep their land; he focused on killing or imprisoning landlords, better- off peasants, and other village leaders who might later resist him. This lasted for a few years; then Mao began to seize the land that he had promised the peasants, and force them into collective farms along Stalinist lines. The job was basically complete by 1956. These collective farms seemed too individualistic to Mao, so he went one step further in 1958 and forced the peasants into "communes." The difference was mainly that all property, not merely the land, became state property:
    The peasant was now the property of the commune, to labor like factory workers in teams and brigades at whatever was commanded, to eat in common mess halls, and often to sleep together in barracks. Family life and traditions, personal property and privacy, personal initiative and individual freedom, were destroyed or lost in an instant for around one-seventh of all mankind. (R.J. Rummel, China's Bloody Century)
The communes were just one piece of Mao's overarching plan, the Great Leap Forward. Mao's stated goal was to make enormous advances in agriculture and industry simultaneously. Thus, in addition to setting large food quotas for the communes, villages were also ordered to set up small-scale steel furnaces - using local scrap metal as raw material. The pressure to surpass Mao's quotas led to little production but a great deal of falsified economic statistics. The false numbers were then used in future government plans, exacerbating the disaster which was to come. 

Starvation had already set in during the forced collectivization period, just as it had under Stalin. Around five million perished from starvation even before the Great Leap Forward began. The Great Leap Forward turned this river of deaths into a flood, producing what was probably the single greatest famine in human history. From 1959-1963, around 30 million Chinese perished from this man- made famine. While exclusion of foreigners and draconian censorship kept word of this famine from the West for many years, in recent periods historians, demographers, and the Chinese government itself have given the world ample evidence of Mao's most horrible crime. Yet at the time experts were incredulous. "A BBC commentator - giving the opinion general among China experts - declared that widespread famine in such a well-organized country was unthinkable." (Laszlo Ladany, The Communist Party of China and Marxism: 1921-1985) The stories of recent emigres were shocking:
    Peasants lacked the strength to work, and some collapsed in the fields and died. City government organisations and schools sent people to the villages by night to buy food, bartering clothes and furniture for it. In Shenyang the newspaper reported cannibalism. Desperate mothers strangled children who cried for food. Many reported that villagers were flocking into the cities in search of food; many villages were left empty, only the old people who were not strong enough to go into the cities being left behind. It was also said that peasants were digging underground pits to hide their food. (Laszlo Ladany, The Communist Party of China and Marxism: 1921-1985)
Insofar as official sources admitted existence of the famine following the Great Leap Forward, it was usually blamed on bad weather - just as the man-made famines of Lenin and Stalin had been. Natural forces did play a small role: perhaps 1 million of the 30 million deaths could be attributed to natural disasters. The deluded zealotry of Mao killed the rest. While even some unsympathetic scholars argue that Mao's famine, unlike Stalin's, does not qualify as murder, the case for Mao's personal guilt is strong. Mao's famine does not seem to have been created for its own sake as Stalin's was. Yet Mao had the experience of both Lenin and Stalin behind him, and knew full-well that collectivization often leads to mass death. He implemented his policies at gunpoint with full knowledge of these risks. Rummel points out that Mao's government tried to alleviate the famine once it was aware of it, but millions had died even before the Great Leap Forward began. In response Mao simply accelerated his pace - revealing the requisite mens rea for murder. 

Executions 

Mao's most famous executions were not his most numerous. In the so-called Cultural Revolution, Mao ordered massive purges of the Chinese Communist Party and of educated professionals. After Mao's fall, purge survivors such as Deng Xioaping seized power and ultimately exposed this crime to the world. About one million Party members and intellectuals were killed during Mao's Cultural Revolution - many by execution, others in the camps. Overall, however, Mao's killing actually declined during the Cultural Revolution. During earlier periods, millions of landlords, better-off peasants, dissidents, former Nationalist civil servants, and other "counter-revolutionaries" were executed. Numerical estimates are difficult to make, but probably add up to about 10-15 million.
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xplkqlkcassia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you do quotations in DA? I've never managed to figure it out.
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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
Click on the "Add media" and then in the middle of options you can see quote symbol, that's what are you looking for. 
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Mao, like Stalin, indisputably murdered more people than Hitler

I stopped reading after this.
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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Truth hurts?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Kid, you really have no idea what the true meaning of "truth hurts" actually means. Nor do you understand the proper context of that phrase.
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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Typical ignorant brat you are.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
No dude. You're the brat.

You're the one who keeps responding to me. You're the one trying to preach to me about the "evils of Maoism, Stalinism, DPRK/North Korea, whatever" instead of asking "why do you support the DPRK/North Korea?" You could have easily done that maturely.
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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Because I know that you're delusional and you're not in state to comprehend the reality. 
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
No I'm not delusional. I don't know what so hard for you to accept the fact that I'm not.
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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
There's easy way to find that out; test.
 
How many people were killed by Stalin, Mao or Kim dynasty?
Why is communism better than capitalism?
Why are people suffering in communist countries?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
You're not a certified psychiatrist. You're just a fearmonger.
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goddammitbobby Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Artist
he looks like he just took a line of coke
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
oh
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
Not watching anymore of your YouTube clips kiddo.
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Crapcarp Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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The-Polybius Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Bloody dictator
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Said no one with a basic understanding of history ever.
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Oobemu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Said the capitalism hating closed minded retard.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
*Looks at your gallery again*

Nope, I'm not retarded.
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The-Polybius Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2015
Said a history revisionist
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Oh hi there Saint-Tepes :wave:
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The-Polybius Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Huh? Does the tens of millions of chinese dead in the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution are abset from your history book? Even chinese themselves said that at least 30 million died in famines during Mao time
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Even chinese themselves said that at least 30 million died in famines during Mao time

The population of China is 1.3 billion, not 500.
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The-Polybius Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Back then it was under 1 billion, you did not make any sense in what you said above!
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Hardly changes the fact that your argument is shit.
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Alon98 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
What?
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PrincessElemix Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
lmao.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
:nod:
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Birdy1234 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Excellent drawing. I am an American and I share your opinion of Mao. To me he is a hero and one of history's greatest men. Truly the peasant king. It is so annoying to see all the people who disrespect him, blindly raging against communism and citing lies and distortions as facts that paint him as a ruthless killer. I learned of him in high school and they painted him in this false way. Upon looking underneath the deception it becomes clear what kind of man he really was.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Yeah, Mao was never as awful as High School History class ever said he was.

There are even those who call themselves "Socialists," "Communists," "Leftists," "Revolutionaries," and whatnot but these people perpetuate liberal myths against him. I've even said it countless times that I have Chinese heritage and I see the merits of this man.
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Birdy1234 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Anyone who would call themselves any of those four things and insult him are imposters. I am glad to see I am not alone in my opinions of him. If a man like him emerged in the U.S. I would rally behind him immediately. I argued not long ago with some fool who dared to compare him to Hitler and when I tried to argue his virtues wrote me off as delusional. Gosh I wish people would actually read and maybe get real! Much respect to you. I am going to watch and friend you on my main account, Hanzo-the-Salamander. : )
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Sangrde Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Well, I hope you study more about Chinese history since you're half chinese half american or something. ..According to your opinion about Mao Zedong, you agree with his 焚書坑儒 policy,..right? which would have you murdered as well,


Ok, aside from all these stuffs, let's say he is not completely responsible for the famines,

Then how do you explain / do you think about his quote 'that bird is a harmful bird' ???
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
American is not an ethnicity. You can't be "half-American."

Nice to know you're perpetuating bullshit as usual disregarding evidence. Plus I've interacted with pro-Mao Chinese as well.

Yes, I'm one of those pro-Mao Chinese too, so expect me to rip you a new one since you're not even Chinese.
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Sangrde Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Digital Artist
* Let's say your American as nationality, if that makes you feel better.:lol:

* That is what Mao actually said .... 麻雀是害鳥 of 1958. I don't know why you think I made it up, haha.
I did not ask you if you're pro-Mao or if you have pro-Mao friends, I did not even mention it on comment, ahahaha.

I don't know why you're trying to change the topic to your friends, and there is no reason to get offended by my comment, I just simply asked your opinion about his quote 'that bird is a harmful bird'.
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