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Unformatted text preview: 1937: Began conquest for the rest of China (Second Sino-Japanese War) 1941: Taken over the whole coast 1947: Civil war between KMT (Koumintang/Nationalists) and CCP 1949: Communist takeover 1958: Great Leap Forward - modernize the country using physical labor 1966: Mao Zedong, Cultural Revolution - Exterminated all figures of authority and educated people to the countryside so as to not have party views challenged 1978: Deng Xiaoping takes over - Deng Xioping Theory for economic reforms: doesn't matter what economic system we have as long as it is effective 1979: One child policy 1980: SEZ - areas of capitalism, dispersed, more open to democracy and free trade 1989: Tiananmen Square - massacre of prodemocracy students...
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- Spring '08