Unformatted text preview: They feel that if they went against the government, it would undermine the government and embarrass China to the world. Since they have traditionally seen themselves as being at the center of the world, the Chinese obviously have an enormous amount of national pride, and think very highly of their country—and the leaders who run it.-But Mao himself was very charismatic. He had the magnetic personality and political shrewdness to rally those around him. And once he rose to power, he made sure that his stature would only grow in size as he created (in part through propaganda) a personality cult around him. So while his rhetoric said one thing, Mao clearly wanted to be worshipped....
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- Fall '07