Social Studies China

Social Studies China

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  • China was weakened by internal problems. Europe and Japan kept claiming parts of China. This made China mad. Their anger lead to the Revolution. 
  • Europe wants some of China...
  • Japan wants some of China...
  • NO!!
  • A leader named Chiang had already set up a Nationalist government. Meanwhile, his opponent, Mao Zedong, gained support from the farmers who liked the idea of communism.
  • Chiang: Nationalism!
  • Mao Zedong: Communism!
  • The Nationalists moved to Taiwan and set up their government. The Communist stayed in China and introduced the Great Leap Forward. Taiwan wanted "One China" but the communists refused.
  • Chiang: One China?
  • Mao Zedong: Sike!
  • At first, the Nationalist government placed limits on the citizens. But, soon after, released some of the restrictions. They transformed the land into a free-enterprise country and became economically strong.
  • We love free-enterprise!
  • After Mao's death, the communist leaders relaxed a little on the restraints. 
  • We'll let you have a little freedom if you behave...
  • Many of the Chinese people did not agree with the ways of communism. The wanted American-style free-enterprise. They tried to hold protests but the government crushed any attempts. 
  • Nope!
  • Free enterprise!
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