• Because of his success, Mao introduced the "Great Leap Forward" as part of his five-year plan. This called for larger farms or known as communes.
• The communes were farms that were run by many peasants. The farms were very very strict
• They ate in communal dining rooms, slept in communal dormitories, and raised children in communal nurseries. The mothers would only get 45 minutes in a DAY to nurse their own babies.
• Because of this, the peasants had no incentive to work because if they worked had then they wouldn't get a promotion or special things, so why work hard.
• Yet, in 1961 this program ended because people were getting mad about crop failures caused by famine that killed more than 20 million people