The special thing that startled Mao at midnight was that the 3-year Great Progress had caused 37.55 million people to starve to death. Liu Shaoqi once told Mao. For the cannibal tragedy, you and I will be recorded in the history books. Dear daddy this halloween i’ll be snuggled up in mommy’s tummy mug. Mao was very afraid of this. According to scholarly statistics, the number of people who starved to death under Mao was more than the total number of people starving to death in more than 2,000 years under all dynasties. If this number is recorded in history books.