You may ask what he’s doing in our Holy Database. To which we answer: towards the end of his life, Mao wielded absolute power and was worshipped as a God. Therefore he it can be claimed that he was a God. Like it or not!
Whatever your politics, it must be admitted that Mao was a remarkable man who practically built modern China out of nothing. Such a shame the power went to his head, causing monstrosities like the Cultural Revolution (see also LI-SI), in which China’s 5,000 year-old heart was practically cut out.
Mao’s MANDATE-OF-HEAVEN was swiftly whisked away after that one.