Survivors of The Great Leap Forward have began making their voices heard under threat of re-education.
Great Leap Forward was the second of Mao Zedong's five year plans to
turn China from a backwater nation into a superpower, that due to how
it was implemented lead to the Great Chinese Famine that resulted in
the deaths of 15-60 Million Chinese farmers between 1958 and 1962.
would be planted closer together to increase crop yields, but with no
room for the routes to grow they were stunted or died.
where hunted to extinction because they ate what few crops were
grown, but locust numbers rose and crops were eaten anyway.
equipment and anything metal not weighed down was melted down in
makeshift blast furnaces to make Chinese steel, but it was so poorly
made that it was useless.
with plunging the heartlands into famine, Mao started the Hundred
were allowed between 1957 and 1958 to mail in letters decrying the
Chinese Communist Party (CCP), but afterwards those who sent the
letters where traced and sent to re-education camps in the Gobi
sand blasted skeletons of those who didn't submit are still found by
Gobi inhabitants long after The Great Leap Forward ended and Mao
food that was harvested was immediately sent to the Soviet Union as a
method of Mao to pay debts owned for Arms, Factories, Nukes, and
ironically Sparrows to repopulate China's bird population to combat
today only know The Great Leap Forward as “The 4 Years of
Suffering”, a name meant to convey the notion that all the deaths
and hardships to the Chinese during the period of 1958-1962 was meant
to secure future Chinese the amenities they own today.
attempts to speak about the roads of corpses or falsely documented
crop yields, would see you and your family sent to a re-education
elderly Chinese, who see some of Mao in Xi-Jinping, have begun to
make their voices heard as China becomes more aggressive towards Hong
Kong and Taiwan.
many being arrested for simply telling the truth, proving that Mao
and Stalin's shadow still looms over China.