The Mausoleum of Mao Zedong


Across the street from Tiananmen Square is the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. This chapter is straight out of the dictatorship playbook to put a leader’s body to rest in a mausoleum. Mao was the leader of the Chinese Communist Party from 1935 until his death in 1976. He was part of the movement to abandon of Western liberalism for Marxism and Leninism as the answer to China’s problems and the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in 1921.

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