Communist China 1917 - Present


Communist China 1917 - Present

Communist Party founded

July 1, 1921

With minimal support, the party was founded.

Chang Kai shek takes control

march 12, 1925

Nationalist party led by Chiang Kai Shek

Failed Communist Uprising

April 12th, 1927

Massacre leading to ten year civil war, Communism goes underground

War with Japan


Japanese Troops approaching Manchuria. Communists fight back and form the second front.

Defeat of japan

october 1, 1949

Communist defeat Japanese and Mao proclaims China the "the peoples republic."

Mao develops 5 year plan.

1953 - 1957

China adopts the Soviet economic model.

Great Leap Forward

1958 - 1962

An attempt to advance China economically in a more capitalistic way. Used mass collectivization and forced relocation to huge communes.

Culteral Revolution

1965 - 1972

Mao's revolution to rid the party of democracy supporters.

Mao ZeDong


Death of Mao divides the party.

Tianamen Square


Demonstrators gather to protest and are attacked by soldiers.

90th Anniversity

july 1 2011

Soviet Union 1917 - Present

The Russian Revolution


The Russian Revolution was a revolt within the people that ended the rule of Czars. The Russian Communist Party, led by V.I. Lenin took control of the government and economy.

Soviet Union formed

January 1, 1922

The Communist Party had, by 1922, organized all of the countries that were taken by Russia. They merged Russia and the smaller countries under one name, the Soviet Union.

Joseph Stalin


Stalin set up a five year plan than began majorly industrializing the economy. He set his sights on artists and therefore forced them to make their work hail communism.

World War II


When World War II broke out, Stalin led the Soviet Union in the fight against Germany after the nonaggression pact was broken. Despite their common enemy, the Soviet Union has worsening relations with its democratic allies.

Cold war Begins


The Cold War was a conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States in which both superpowers struggled to show they they were more developed. economic and social power would be returned little by little to the people, thus starting the fall of communism.

Warsaw Pact


Warsaw Pact set up in reaction to the formation of NATO

Krushchev in power

1955 - 1964

Khrushchev comes to power. Cold war takes a turn towards scientific innovation.

Sputnik Launched

October 4, 1957

Sputnik was a satellite that the Soviet Union sent into space (before the U.S.A could, which was how they intended it to be.) After a big focus was on education, which put the spotlight on the people and less on the communist government that they were under.

Cuban Missile Crisis


The Soviet Union promised Cuba's Castro military support, seeing this as a way to get the upper hand in a tight situation they were in. Once this support was all set up, the U.S. and the S.U. teetered on the brink of a nuclear war. After intense thought both superpowers removed their weapons.


1985 - 1991

Gorbachev begins an anti-alcohol campaign and promulgates the policies of openness, or glasnost, and restructuring, or perestroika.

revolutions of 1989


The toppling of Soviet-imposed communist regimes in central and eastern Europe. Events begin in Poland and continue in Hungary, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Romania. In East Germany, an unprecedented series of mass public rallies leads to the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November.

Soviet Union Falls


Russian government takes over offices of USSR in Russia.