O the elites simply did what they needed to stay in

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o The elites simply did what they needed to stay in power. Anyone who opposed what Mao was doing was instantly removed.
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o The elites didn’t have the political power to do anything about Mao’s policy. o They also limited the aount of relief aid that got to communities once they found out how serious the situation was. o There were relief stations with grains etc. Very few of them asked for the grains because it would reflect poorly upon the job they did leading that community. o The agricultural part of it, 20-40 million people died because of this agricultural policy. o Another goal of the great leap forward was to bring electricity and modern infrastructure. o It also wanted to increase steel production Mao wanted China to become a world power in steel production Mao also believed that your average person could produce steel in their backyard. The steel they produced what so low quality that it could never be used. The farm equipment and eating dishes that was used essentially wasted a ton of metal o Forests were cut down in order to supply wood to the small steel furnaces. This deforestation mainly took place on the edge of mountains, and then when the rain came. Mudslides became much more common. o Another consequence of the3 great leap forward. Up until the late 1950 china and the soviet union were good friends, The soviet union welcomed Chinese communist cadres to analyse the Soviet factories. After the great leap forward this friendship was severed: Mao demanded nuclear technology, and the soviets did not supply it. When the great leap forward began, Mao exclaimed this was socialism perfected. The CCP was providing the best example of socialism in the world. When the Soviets heard that, they were offended, who saw themselves as the world leaders in communism.
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