During 1911 the last Chinese emperor of the Qing Dynasty was forced down and China was split up into multiple separate regions. A political party known as the Nationalists wanted China to be united together and be a Democracy. The Nationalists however weren't powerful enough to make this happen so they united with The Chinese Communists.
China's Civil War, 1945-1949
In 1921 the Chinese communist party was formed. The nationalists and the Communists were working together but both had separate goals. The nationalists wanted more of a western-style democracy while the communists wanted an entire social revolution and the ending of social classes all together. The Nationalists then betrayed the communists.
People's Republic of China
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The Nationalists were now fearful that the Communists were gaining territory so they decided to encircle them and conquer them. The Communists had no choice but to escape through Northern China. On October 15th, 1934 the Long March Began.
The Legacy of Mao
After the Japanese invaded China, the country was split up into one Nationalist government and then Communist forces. Nationalists attacked first with a big military push in 1946 and won. Over time the communist leader Mao Zedong had a plan to build up their army over time and attack later. Eventually the Communists won and were in power since 1949
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On October 1st, 1949 Mao declared the creation of a people's Republic of China-Declaring China to become an all Communist state. The Nationalist government fled to Taiwan one year later to set themselves up there.
After the Communists came to power in 1949 the lack of modern technology causes many disasters such as economic problems and a huge famine. During this time an estimated 20 million people died due to starvation.