Mao Zedong Speech

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Good morning, I am Chief Tour Guide Adam Sun and I am very pleased to welcome to the Museum of Hunan, here in China where Mao Zedong was born. Speaking of Mao Zedong, here is a portrait of him in battle against Chiang Kai-Shek’s army. Mao Zedong was a good man. I am about to tell you about the life of this great man. His childhood was fascinating, he learnt quickly and he was always eager to learn more. He was born as a son of a poor peasant on December 26, 1893, in Shaoshan County in Hunan. At the age of seven he was sent to a tutor to learn to read and write so that he could keep accounts since his father was illiterate. He developed the love of books and became a Marxist while working as a library assistant at Peking University. At the age of thirteen he left to work fulltime on his father who had become a prosperous grain dealer. In 1907 Mao married a woman who was four years older than him but he had the marriage annulled and continued to work on his father’s farm for another three years. In 1910 he longed to attend primary school and got it at Xiangxiang. He studied history, geography, the classics and natural science. At the age of eighteen he made his way to the capital city, walking to the Xiang River to catch the steamer to Changsha but while he was there the Double Tenth Revolution broke out. He then became one of the Revolutionary army soldiers and was chosen to be in the National party. The former leader died and was replaced by Chiang Kai-shek who held a grudge against the Communists of the party. The surviving communists fled to Jiangxi Soviet and built a base. From then on they were enemies. Mao began the Long March across the lands of China to conquer as many cities and villages as he can They were having a civil war against each other. One hitting the other as years went on, until the Sino-Japanese War cut through the havoc but Chiang Kai-Shek
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