Explain the Great Leap Forward campaign of China as initiated in 1958.
The Great Leap Forward (GLF) was a campaign initiated in 1958 in China. The aims of this campaign are as follows:
- The aim of the campaign was to initiate large scale industrialisation in the country concentrating not only in the urban areas but also in the rural ones.
- The people in the urban areas were motivated to set up industries in their backyards.
- In the rural areas, Commune System was implemented. Under this system, people were engaged in collective farming.