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The Soviet Model and the Maoist Model of Development The soviet model of development focused heavily on capital-intensive industrialization. They loaned capital to the Chinese, with the understanding that the money would be repaid one day. It also required Chinese reliance on soviet experts and exports. China quickly grew tired of having to rely on another nation, and progressed into the Maoist model of development. Maoist model focused on China's vast natural resource, human labor. It hoped to substitute excessive capital for giant labor work parties that would be centrally organized. This also involved organizing large sections of farmland into centrally governed and controlled units, which were the test bed for new methods of farming. It also involved the use of backyard steel mills, in which any metal was melted down and reclaimed due to the lack of larger steel mills. Furthermore, the Maoist system focused on egalitarianism, which meant that everyone was equal. This wasn't always the
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course EASC 150g taught by Professor Rosen during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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