China timeline

Events

Communists win civil war

1949

Mao rules China (mostly)

1949 - 1976

Nationalisation of industry

1950

Korean War

1950 - 1953

redistribution of land

1950

first five year plan

1953

emphasis on heavy industry and infrastructure

collectivisation

1955 - 1957

100 flowers

1956

great leap forward

1956 - 1958

"Three Years Bad Weather"

1959 - 1961

sino-soviet split

1960

Mao didn't like the de-Stalinisation of the USSR
Soviets won't give China the atomic bomb
conflict over south-east Asia
Mao felt China was treated like a satellite state

China tests Bomb

1963

Cultural Revolution

1966 - 1976

party purge

1969

near war with USSR

1969

trial of the Gang of Four

1976

Deng opens economic zones to west

1984