The end of the chinese civil war was a huge step to communism as the communist's had won the war and it evolved into chairman mao coming into power and making everyone equal.
The Communist party came to power in China
The year of 1949 the communist party came to power in china. The leader of the communist party was Mao Zedong. Mao brought in the new revolution in china. China still use Mao's way of living and they worship him.
Thought Reform in the PRC
The thought reform campaign is when the People's republic of China are trying to teach China about Mao's way of ruling is the only way. There were many techniques that went into this such a threatening the people, bribing the people and showing that Mao's way of leading is the only way forward.
China signs treaty with USSR
14 February 1950
China signs a treaty with USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) about friendship, alliance and mutual assistance.
Chinese Soldiers move into Korea
This is done because of the korean war and because china is allies with Korea.
Mao orders invasion of tibet
October 7 1950
China fought against Tibet and won clean. China fought against Tibet as they wanted the land and they wanted more power over people. To make Communism stronger.
Mao bans all parties apart from CCP
Mao Bans all parties apart from the Chinese communist party. This made China stronger and it also stopped people questioning The communist system.
First five year plan
1 January 1953 - 1957
The first year plan was both good and bad. the bad side was that many people died due to lack of food, failure in farm land and agricultural systems and many industrial problems that resulted in people dying. The good side of the 5 year plan was that steel production increased and communism really started to push off.
Mao starts industrialisation of China
1953 - 1958
It was an effort to industrialize China. Mao tried to increase steel production by getting people to build steel kilns in their backyards but it resulted in many people getting killed and really bad steel.
Ceasefire on Korean war.
1 July 1954
This resulted in China's troops coming back to China.
Mao becomes president of PRC
September 7 1954
Mao becomes president of (PRC)Peoples republic of China.
Hundred Flowers campaign
26 May 1956 - 8 June 1957
The hundred Flowers campaign was a campaign when the communist party let people openly speak about what they thought of communism. The words were that started it was “Let a hundred flowers bloom, and a hundred schools of thought contend.”
Anti Rightist movement launched
The anti rightist movement was launched towards the ending of the hundred flowers campaign. The hundred flowers campaign brought forward complaints about people criticising the government. With the launch of this campaign 300,000 people became anti rightist.
The Great Leap Forward
1958 - 1961
The great leap forward was 3 years of famine. A time where communism was trying to come forth.
Founding of First Peoples commune
A people'c commune was a town/workplace that held around 4000-5000 households. Mao Put these into place so that peasants could work together to create say steel or wheat. Peoples communes consisted of many small farms and many households. A large peoples commune held around 20,000 households.
3 Years of Hunger and famine across China.
1959 - 1961
There was a severe drought/famine across China that caused a 3 year famine. Over 3 years 30 million people died. The start of Mao’s revolution resulted in the largest famine in history.
China cuts diplomatic relations with USSR
China cuts all diplomatic relations with the USSR (The Soviet Union).
1965 - 1976
The Cultural revolution was when Mao Zedong was in full power and he was bringing forth his ideas. The cultural revolution washed out all traditional, capitalist and chinas history and it was replaced by Maos new rule of communism.