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    The People's Republic of China

    1949-

    • 1893-1976: Mao Zedong.
      • 1926-1927: Mao Zedong organizes the peasants of Hunan.
      • 1930-1934: Chiang Kai-shek makes five attempts to encircle the Communists.
      • 1934: The Long March.
    • 1949: The Chinese Communist Party takes over mainland China.
      • KMT and Chiang Kai-shek retreat to Taiwan.
      • Sino-Soviet Alliance.
    • 1950: Agrarian Law.
      • Chinese "volunteers" enter the Korean War.
    • 1951: The Three-Anti, Five-Anti and Thought Reform Campaigns.
    • 1953-1956: Collectivization begins.
    • 1956-1957: The "Hundred Flowers" period.
    • 1958: The Great Leap Forward.
    • 1960: The USSR withdraws technical advisers from China.
    • 1966: Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution begins.
    • 1970: The Universities are reopened.
    • 1971: PRC is given a seat on the UN Security Council.
    • 1972: US President Richard Nixon visits China.
    • 1973: Tenth Party Congress adopts anti- Lin Biao and anti-Confucius campaigns.
    • 1976: Zhou Enlai dies.
      • Tiananmen Square riots.
      • Deng Xiaoping ousted.
      • Hua Guofeng is made Premier.
      • Tongshan earthquake.
      • Mao Zedong dies.
      • The Gang of Four is arrested.
    • 1977: Deng Xiaoping is rehabilitated.
    • 1979: US and PRC establish diplomatic relations.
    • 1980: "Democracy Wall" is closed down.
    • 1981: CCP denounces Mao Zedong
    • 1989: Tiananmen Square Massacre.

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