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Question 4

Explain the Great Leap Forward campaign of China as initiated in 1958.


The Great Leap Forward (GLF) was a campaign initiated in 1958 in China. The aims of this campaign are as follows:

1. The aim of the campaign was to initiate large scale industrialisation in the country concentrating not only in the urban areas but also in the rural ones.
2. The people in the urban areas were motivated to set up industries in their backyards.
3. In the rural areas, the Commune System was implemented. Under this system, people were engaged in collective farming.

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