China - 1937: Began conquest for the rest of China (Second...

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China: Events from 1911 - present 1911: Sun Yat-Sen overthrew Manchus in the Xinhai Revolution 1916-1927: China is fragmented by warlords 1915: Japan issued Twenty-One Demands, Chinese were furious but the Japanese were allowed to keep their part of Shandong Province 1919: May Fourth Movement 1921: Foundation of the Community Part of China 1925: Sun died, Jiang Jieshi (Chang Kai-Shek) took over Nationalist party, weak rule and didn't reform country 1927: CCP worked with Nationalists but Jiang considered them a threat and exterminated the party 1931: Japanese seized Manchuria 1934: The Long March - Chinese Communists marched 5,000 miles (only 6,000 of 80,000 survived), symbolic of development of party, gained publicity and strategy for survival 1935: December 9th Movement
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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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