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China's One Child Policy

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Population small square Population China had the world's largest population with 300,000 people and possessed just under 20% of the world population
Mao%20zedong small square Communism Communist takeover: After World War 2, Mao Zedong leads Chinese communist revolution and comes to power as dictator.
China%20population small square Cause and Effects (1950-1970) These changes caused China's infant mortality rate to fall significantly and life expectancy to rise from 35 years to 65 years. Population rises to just under 1 billion.
Famine small square Famine Food supply falls behind population causing massive famine leading to 30 million deaths.
Poster small square Propaganda Propaganda program begins discouraging large families. uses slogan "Late, Long, and Few"
Family%20planning%20policy small square Family Planning Policy Mao Zedong creates the "Family Planning Policy", which limits China's Han Ethnic majority to only one child
Gendercide small square Gendercide epidemic ultrasounds become available in China, elading to many gender-based abortions.
Pie%20chart small square Ratio Issues Study shows that China has 32 million more boys under 20 than girls under 20
Announcement small square Future Hypothesis Analysts determine that by 2040 China will have only 2 working adults for every retired elder.
Ava small square Announcement Despite rumors to the contrary, China announces that the family planning policy will continue for at least another decade
Abortion small square 1978-present day (1978-present day) Since its establishment, the Family Planning Policy has prevented an estimated 250 million births.
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