Unit 9 Test review

Areas on which the source-based questions will focus are:

  • the struggle for power following the death of Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung), Hua Guofeng (Hua Kuo‑feng), the re-emergence of Deng Xiaoping (Teng Hsiao-p’ing) and the defeat of the Gang of Four
  • China under Deng Xiaoping: economic policies and the Four Modernizations
  • China under Deng Xiaoping: political changes, and their limits, culminating in Tiananmen Square (1989)
  • domestic and foreign problems of the Brezhnev era: economic and political stagnation; Afghanistan
  • Gorbachev and his aims/policies (glasnost and perestroika) and consequences for the Soviet state
  • consequences of Gorbachev’s policies for Eastern European reform movements: Poland—the role of Solidarity; Czechoslovakia—the Velvet Revolution; fall of the Berlin Wall.


Come up with your own question #4, “According to the documents and your own knowledge…?”

List eight (8) solid facts to respond.

3 Responses to “Unit 9 Test review”

  1. Noah says:

    According to the documents and your knowledge, how did Deng Xiaoping’s ideologies contrast those of Mao and what effect did it have on China?

    -Deng Xiaoping wanted to introduce some degree of capitalism within the Chinese economy
    -Deng’s economic marketization
    – He wanted to make important changes so that China could compete West
    -He also thought that it was important to start separating the government from the Party as he wanted to put in place policies which would differ from communist ideologies
    -Deng’s goal was to modernise China so that it could compete with the West in consumer goods and industrial production
    -Programs such as collectivization and land reformation were essentially a product of Mao’s impact on China
    -Mao’s period encompassed the structure of a true dictatorial communist government
    -Mao’s welfare policy

  2. John Harris says:

    According to the documents and your own knowledge, explain how Deng Xiaoping’s rule in China differed from the previous years of Chinese leadership

    -Dengs model for China vs the old Chinese nationalist model

    -Corruption and the purge of it following the imprisonment of the ganf of four

    -Maos status as leader vs Dengs status as Chinas next steps

    -Cultural vs economic reforms, the results of both

    -Visit to the West and what was gained from this visit

    -China as a world power vs china under Mao

    -Dengs four modernizations

    -Dengs eight values vs Maos four, what drove this expansion

    _Relations with West China peasants under both leaders.

  3. Ida Khachaturyants says:

    According to the documents and your own knowledge, examine the conditions and reasons for which Deng Xiaoping Gained power.

    ●Protection by General Xu in canton province
    ●Revolutionary credentials during the long March.
    ●death of Mao Zedong
    ●arrest of gang of four
    ●poor leadership of Hua Guofeng
    ●supporting democracy wall
    ●criticism of Maos policies
    ●hua proposing four modernizations
    ●popular support due to him denouncing Maoism

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