Wiser World

A brief, concise history of China from 1949 to 1976.

Show Notes

A brief, concise history of China from 1949 to 1976. Covers: 
  • First steps of CCP/Mao Zedong consolidating power in PRC 
  • Purges
  • Great Leap Forward (Mao’s Great Famine) 
  • Cultural Revolution (Red guards, little red book, propaganda, violence, Cult of Mao) 
  • Mao Zedong leadership, legacy, opinions 
  • Beginning of Deng Xiaoping leadership 
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What is Wiser World?

Did you forget everything from your world history class, and now feel lost when world topics come up in current events? Designed for busy people who forgot and need a quick refresh, Wiser World takes world history and makes it approachable and concise.

Here we explore different regions of the world, giving you the facts and context you need to think historically when considering current events. The goal? Re-build your foundation of world knowledge so you can be a more informed and confident critical thinker when it comes to foreign affairs.