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Section 11.2 - China and Communism: After China fell to Communism in 1949, they would experience

a period of instability with the Cultural Revolution of 1966.  After the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, there was a focus on modernization led by Deng Xiaoping with his "Four Modernizations" program. Society in China began to change, and protest movements began. Xiaoping would crush protesters in 1989 at Tiananmen Square and reassert Communist authority. While still in power, China has now adapted some of the capitalist system. 

As you review the following consider some of the problems China has faced since the Communist Party began their rule in 1949. 

Discussion Requirements:

Please answer ONE of the following: 

a. What were the Four Modernizations and why did the Chinese begin to revolt against their government?

b.What happened at Tiananmen Square in 1989? 

b. How has the Communist Party used traditional values to maintain control?

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The Tiananmen Square protests were demonstrations held in Tiananmen Square by students in Beijing during 1989.... View the full answer

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