8 Most Horrific Massacres In World History

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3. The Great Leap Forward Massacre

  • Chinese Communist Party

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The Great Leap Forward was a program launched by the Communist Party of China (CPC) between 1958 and 1960 to have a significant influence on agrarian and industrial difficulties. The fundamental goal of the Great Leap Forward was to increase the speed of industrialization while also emphasizing the importance of manpower. The results were unfortunately catastrophic.

However, because of the fall in large-scale businesses, this resulted in widespread killings and massacres across the territory, finally leading to the bankruptcy of agricultural enterprises. During this time, hunger was at an all-time high, resulting in mass murders and killings across the state, bringing the death toll to between 20 and 35 million people.

The Great Leap Forward ended after three years, but was originally supposed to last five years because of its tragic results. “Three Bitter Years” is what Chinese people call this period of time, between 1958 and 1960.

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