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I am impressed you managed to identify at least 4 or 5 facts out of the 20+ facts listed.


The rest is also facts. If you call them opinions, then at the very least they are opinions that overlap with those formed of the GOP.


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Whatever you say

You can write, "whatever I say."

But keep in mind, I don't just say whatever.

Everything I post here is done with careful thoughts, research, and are as factual as it can best be.


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That in of itself did not cause the famine. The state's top down policies of managing the economy were the root cause, along with the droughts that occurred at the same time. The state was also exporting a great deal of it's grains, and allowed reserves to get drastically low. They actually thought they had nearly 4X as much grain in reserve than they actually did.

During that period of time, production of grain in China was falling and they were shifting production to crops like cotton. So basically, the state thought it was a good idea to shift the economy away from food production for domestic market, to production of things that are not food. At the same time, they were continuously exporting more grain to other nations to grow their export market. And of course, the people starved as a result of all this going on simultaneously, and it was all totally out of their control. A good lesson on why you don't want the government running everything.

Correct. I alluded to their wasted resource and mismanagement.

Yes, the government tried to dictate production - a classic example of Socialism, not communism. If it's communism then the people would just produce whatever and they would just share without selling/buying.

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