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Ch.18.3 Communism Spreads in East Asia. China’s Communist Revolution Mao Zedong Support of peasants Land for poor Conquered Tibet in 1950.

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1 Ch.18.3 Communism Spreads in East Asia

2 China’s Communist Revolution Mao Zedong Support of peasants Land for poor Conquered Tibet in 1950

3 Communist one-party totalitarian state Discouraged Buddhism, Confucianism Opponents= counterrevolutionaries Beaten, labor camps or killed

4 Collectivization Great Leap Forward program Increase output Communes Program failed 55 million starved

5 1966 Mao launched the Cultural Revolution Schools closed Bourgeois beaten/killed

6 China, the Cold War’s Wild Card Tensions with Soviets U.S. dealt with Jieshi in Taiwan China in U.N Nixon meets with Mao

7 1979 set up diplomatic relations with China Taiwan resisted China’s rule

8 War Comes to Korea Split in two after war Divided along the 38 th parallel of latitude North Korea, communist led by Kim IL Sung

9 South Korea backed by U.S. led by Syngman Rhee Sung attacks and moves deep into S. Korea U.S. and U.N step in

10 Mostly U.S. troops Pusan Perimeter Captured rail lines and cut off troops, food, ammunition U.N. moved north to the boarder of China

11 China helped push the U.N. back to the 38 th parallel Stalemate 1953 armistice

12 Two Koreas 1980’s movement towards democracy in south


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