FDINT 215: 01May 20, 2017Diana Villavicencio1.What was the Hundred Flowers Campaign and how did it affect China at the time? 1956. It firstly began within the communist government of China. The purpose of this movement was to give the people more freedom of thought and speech. People were unable to express their opinion and true feelings so this movement helped people to more openly express their feelings. Mao was someone who represented the people during this time. Unfortunately, after this time of liberalization and freedom of speech, Mao took an abrupt change and began to use force and violence against those who were against the communist group.2.What were the results of the Great Leap Forward? Why was it such a disaster?