egomaniacal dictator Legacies of the Deng Period 1 Quickly took over 2

Egomaniacal dictator legacies of the deng period 1

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Complicated legacies of Mao himself: Founder of the People’s Republic vs. egomaniacal dictator Legacies of the Deng Period 1. Quickly took over 2. Pragmatism over ideology 3. Importance of experimentation 4. Cat theory 5. Four modernizations 6. Four cardinal principles · Legacies of the Tiananmen Square protests 1. Solidifies hardline stance of CCP: removes uncertainty about willingness to uphold party rule, hardliners in control, exposes dangers of elite division 2. Engenders political apathy in society: last major political demonstration in mainland China, interest in politics brings trouble 3. Brings international opprobrium: crackdown widely condemned by international community, reduces foreign economic investment 4. Shock to the party: CCP faces legitimacy crisis, internal re-assessment of economic growth strategy 5. Begets need for further repression: Tiananmen deaths become new/shared grievances; anniversary is an annual sensitive event
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