Mao Zedong (1893-1976), founding father of the People's Republic of China from its establishment in 1949. Mao remains a controversial figure to this day, with a contentious legacy that is subject to continuing revision and fierce debate.

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Mao Zedong (1893-1976), founding father of the People's Republic of China from its establishment in 1949. Mao remains a controversial figure to this day, with a contentious legacy that is subject to continuing revision and fierce debate.

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