Mao Zedong
Mao Tse-tung
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Mao Zedong
State Portrait of Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong (Chinese: 毛泽东) was the last, and most memorable, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the People's Republic of China, serving as the final leader of communist China during the Second Chinese Civil War.

Early Life

Revolutionary Years

Leader of China

Mao declaring the PRC

Mao declaring the independence of the PRC

Korean War

Second Chinese Civil War

Mao was the leader of the People's Republic of China throughout the Second Chinese Civil War, in which his nation failed to repulse attacks from the conservative Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the French, the Americans, and the Indians, organized by the Asia-Pacific Treaty Organization.