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The Long march

October 1934 - October 1935

The Long March was a retreat by the three Red Armies of China between 1934 and 1936, which took place during the Chinese Civil War. The Chinese Communist forces were partially surrounded and trapped by the Nationalist Kuomintang, led by Chiang Kai-shek. Threatened with extermination by the better-led and more numerous Kuomintang, the Communists fled west and north.Modern Chinese Communist mythology celebrates the Long March as a great victory, and it did preserve the Red Armies from complete annihilation. The Long March also solidified Mao Zedong's position as the leader of the Communist forces.

India gains its independence

August 15 1947

India gained its independence from Britain on August 15, 1947. This was done with the help of religious leader and peaceful protester, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He helped India gain independence through peaceful protest. and other non-violent ways. Finally India gained its independence on August 15, 1947.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhis assination

January 30, 1948

On January 30, 1948 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi went for his nightly walk. As always he was followed by a group of his followers. But there was a assassin in the group. His name was Nathuram Godse. He retrieved a Beretta M1934 semi-automatic pistol and shot Gandhi 3 times in the heart.

Peoples republic of china

October 1, 1949

On October 1, 1949 the People's Republic of China was formed. 'The Chinese people have stood up!" declared Mao as he announced the creation of a "people's democratic dictatorship." The people were defined as four social classes: the workers, the peasants, the petite bourgeoisie, and the national-capitalists. the four classes were to be led by the Chinese Communist Par ty or CCP. At the time the CCP claimed a membership of 4.5 million.

Korean war

June 1950 - july 1953

The Korean War was caused when North Korea invaded South Korea. By the time Americans arrived North Korea had already captured most of South Korea. America pushed the North Koreans all the way back to the Chinese border. But the Chinese took the approaching American forces as a threat. They sent hundreds of thousands of troops to fight on the side of North Korea. They pushed the Americans back. Finally a cease fire was signed by North Korea and China. Korea was split at the 38th parallel.

Vietnam gains independence


In 1954 Vietnam gained its independence from France. After years of fighting the French the Vietnamese signed a peace treaty. This split Vietnam into north and south. The north was under communist rule while the south was democratic.

Great leap forward


In 1958 Mau Zedong came up with a plan called the great leap forward. The great leap forward was created to try to help china become more equal with western power. It was called power of the peasants. It ended inn massive famine.

Vietnam war

March 1959 - April 1975

The Vietnam war was a war between Communist North Vietnam against the government of South Vietnam and the US. It ended in defeat for the US and South Vietnam. The US sustained a large death count in the war. After words North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam and Vietnam was reunited.

Cultural Revolution


In 1966 Mau created a plan that would bring the rich and poor together in society. Many hoped the cultural revolution would renew the spirit of the Chinese revolution. Mau decided to put his his family and friends in high positions in china during the revolution. He also encouraged high school students to form groups called the Red Guards. But Mau's plan soon started falling apart. The people Mau put in charge soon started fighting. The Red Guards began mistreating innocent people.

Tiananmen Square massacre

June 4 1989

On June 4, 1989 chinas military opened fire on peaceful protesters in Beijings Tiananmen Square. The protesters had been protesting for days about socialist equality and government corruption. The chinese government ordered them to stop but they refused. the chinese government sent the military in to stop them. Soldiers opened fire on innocent protesters. Over 7000 protesters were killed and 10000 injured.

Comparing the Vietnam war and the Korean war

December 5 2012

The Vietnam war and the Korean war are two completely different wars. First off, they took place over a decade apart. In the Vietnam war the US and South Vietnamese against the communist North Vietnamese. In the end the Communist North Vietnamese won and took over South Vietnam. They then converted it to communism. In the Korean war the US and South Koreans fought the communist North Koreans. In the end the US and South Koreans won and Korea was split in half along the 38th parallel.