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        Great Leap, Full Program Description

        This text discusses the content of the WGBH production People's Century: "Great Leap." Great Leap refers to when Mao Zedong took control of China and pledged vast advances in culture and economy through communism. This introduction touches upon the land reform for rural farmers, the unobtainable food and industry production goals, famine, and the Cultural Revolution. Eyewitness quotes are used to illustrate the rebellious and sometimes violent nature of the revolution.

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