Mao zedong interview

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The Mao Zedong Interview

London, England


To day we have the evil Mao Zedong.

We met him in the dark pits of hell talking go this good friend Stalin. They were arguing over how many people they killed. Mao still believes that he killed more.

E: Tell me a bit about your life.

M: I am the son of a peasant farmer; I was born in the village of Shao Shan, Hunan province in China. At age 27, I attended the First Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai, in July 1921. Two years later I was elected to the Central Committee of the party at the Third Congress.

E: How did you come to power?

M: From 1931 to 1934, I helped established the Chinese Soviet Republic in SE China. Then I was elected as the chairman.

E: did you encounter any problems along the way to becoming the leader?

M: Starting in October 1934, "The Long March" began -- a retreat from the SE to NW China.

In 1937, Japan opened a full war of aggression against China, which gave my Communist Party cause to unite with the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang. After defeating the Japanese, in an ensuing civil war we defeated the Kuomintang, and established the People's Republic of China, in October 1949.

E: What happened then?

M: I served as Chairman of the Chinese People's Republic until after the unfortunate failure of the Great Leap Forward, in 1959. Still chairman of the Communist Party, in May 1966 I initiated the Cultural Revolution with a directive denouncing people like Khrushchev nestling beside us. In August 1966, I wrote a big poster entitled "Bombard the Headquarters."

E: Where you the chairman for years to follow?

M: I served as Party chairman until my death...