When he first came into power the question of most immediate concern to Europe was that of the Saar Basin, the part of Germany held by France and administered by the League of Nations in accordance with the Versailles Treaty for fifteen years. After that period the people of the Saar were to vote on whether they desired to return to Germany, become part of France or remain under the League.
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Other writers have already exposed the monstrous nature of Mao’s rule, but none managed such a frontal, comprehensive attack. Inside China, people who can be persuaded to talk will acknowledge Mao’s disadvantages. As one intellectual put it, Mao was 30 percent bad and 70 percent good. Yet Mao the semi-divine emperor survives in spite of the criticisms, possibly for “having given China a spine” after the plunder and humiliation caused by colonial powers from the West and Japan up to 1949.
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As detailed by Tarpley and Chaitkin (24) The American embassy alsoreported that the Hamburg-Amerika Line was purchasing and distributing propagandaattacks against the German government, for attempting this last-minute crackdownon Hitlers forces.After Hitler came to power, the Hamburg-Amerika Line also began financingNazi propaganda and subsidizing pro-Nazi newspapers here in the U.S.
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They approached an impressive list of people from China to Taiwan, Japan and the United States, and from Albania to Zaire. They talked to them about Mao’s quest for power over not only China but the world. The cast list includes Mao’s daughter and grandson; some Long Marchers; Kissinger and two U.S. presidents; an Oscar-winning actor; and several heads of state, including Zaire (Congo) dictator Joseph Mobutu Sese Seko, who talked about how Mao used foreign aid, which peaked at 6.92 percent of China’s entire expenditure, to try to buy world revolution.
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* If it may be counted as a virtue, Mao sought power only for himself — not for a dynasty. His own family members were among the victims of his voracious quest for power.
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The authors, Jung Chang, who wrote the best-selling “Wild Swans,” and her husband Jon Halliday, estimate that Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong) was responsible for killing 70 million of his own people in his determination to enforce his rule over China. This is far more than Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin, who are widely recognized as evil dictators. Yet Mao’s portrait still has pride of place overlooking Tiananmen Square at the entrance to the historic Forbidden City, seat of power of Chinese emperors.
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Rudolf Olden, political editor of the Berliner Tageblatt in thedays of Nazism's rise to power, remarked how the overwhelming, almost superhumanNiagara of words that poured forth during Hitler's speeches sometimes reacheda climax during which he literally 'spoke in tongues' and seemed possessed.