Accession Number : ADA510123


Title :   Analysis of Chinese Communist Power


Descriptive Note : Student thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Spragins, Stewart V


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a510123.pdf


Report Date : 08 Apr 1966


Pagination or Media Count : 129


Abstract : This thesis presents a power analysis of the PRC and projects its development to the turn of the century to determine if the PRC can rise to be a great power. In the research paper, a detailed study of the pre-Communist culture is completed in order to identify enduring characteristics of the Chinese that would assist or restrain their being staunch followers of Mao. Next, a thorough review of the Communist regime of 1949 through 1965 is completed, and it is followed by a power appraisal. The result of the research indicates that the PRC has adopted foreign policies that, if consummated, would elevate the PRC to a great power, but the PRC cannot attain this lofty goal; the economic-scientific foundations cannot supply the means. The economy has exhibited serious imbalances, irregular growth, and chronic irritants that the Communist leaders seem unable to control. The PRC--wanting for astute economic leadership, sensible educational systems, and adequate capital funds--must continue to expend enormous efforts to keep its relative power status; therefore, great power status cannot be achieved in this century.


Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *CHINA , *FOREIGN POLICY , ECONOMETRICS , CULTURE , POLITICAL PARTIES , COMMUNISM , POLITICAL REVOLUTION , BALANCE OF POWER , SOCIOMETRICS , HISTORY , GEOPOLITICS , THESES , EAST WEST RELATIONS , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE