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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Chinese Revolution By:Zoe Panizza Mao Zedong became the emperor of China and was supporting the communist. Since Zedong promoted literacy and food production he won the vote of the peasants. By 1945 they controlled much of Northern China. Nationalist forces under Jiang Jieshi dominated southwestern China. Protected from the Japanese by rugged mountain ranges, Jiang gathered an army of 2.5 million men. From 1942 to 1945, the United States sent the Nationalists at least $1.5 billion in aid to fight the Japanese. Instead of benefiting the army, however, these supplies and money often ended up in the hands of a few corrupt officers. The renewed civil war lasted from 1946 to 1949. At first, the Nationalists had the advantage. Their army outnumbered the Communists army by as much as three to one. And the United States continued its support by providing nearly $2 billion in aid. The Nationalist forces, however, did little to win popular support. With Chinas economy collapsing, thousands of Nationalist soldiers deserted to the Communists. In a brutal assault in 1950 and 1951, China took control of Tibet. The Chinese promised autonomy to Tibetans, who followed their religious leader, the Dalai Lama. When Chinas control over Tibet tightened in the late 1950s, the Dalai Lama fled to India. Chinese Communists set up two parallel organizations, the Communist party and the national government. Mao headed both until 1959. The Red Guards led a major uprising known as the Cultural Revolution. Its goal was to establish a society of peasants and workers in which all were equal. Chaos threatened farm production and closed down fac- tories. Civil war seemed possible. By 1968, even Mao admitted that the Cultural Revolution had to stop. In 1953, Mao launched a five-year plan that set high production goals for industry. By 1957, Chinas output of coal, cement, steel, and electric- ity had increased dramatically. 1945 1942-1945 1946-1949 1950-1951 1968 1953-1957 1959
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