Red Army (Communists) initiated a long strategic retreat later known as the Long March which established Mao Tse-tung as the Communist party leader
the Chinese Communists, led by Mao Tse-tung, and the Nationalists, led by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, stopped fighting each other and formed an uneasy alliance against their common enemy Japan
The people were defined as a coalition of four social classes: the workers, the peasants, the petite bourgeoisie, and the national-capitalists
Chiang and the Nationalists installed the rival Republic of China (ROC) as a government in exile on Taiwan two months following the establishment of the People's Republic of China
China and the USSR sign the Treaty of Friendship, Alliance, and Mutual Assistance
enemies consisted of "war criminals, traitors, bureaucratic capitalists, and counterrevolutionaries." The campaign was combined with party-sponsored trials attended by huge numbers of people
This period was officially designated "transition to socialism".The period was characterized by efforts to achieve industrialization, collectivization of agriculture, and political centralization.
beginning Mao's land reform program which led to great famine and malnutrition
also known as Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, it was a social-political movement that took place from 1966 through 1976. Established by Mao to impose socialist orthodoxy and rid China of "old elements", and serveg certain political goals.