After WW2 Timeline

  • Nationalists escape to Taiwan

    Nationalists escape to Taiwan
    In October of 1949 Jian Jieshi fled to Taiwan or Nationalis China. The island of Taiwan had an area of 13000 sq miles while the mainland of China had more than 3.5 million sq miles. Taiwan is still considered nationalist China and is seperate than mainland China.
  • Great Leap Forward

    Great Leap Forward
    In 1958 Chariman Mao introduced his plan called the great leap forward. The goal of the plan was to start larger collective farms and communes. By the end of the year there were onver 26000 farms created.
  • Cultural Revolution

    Cultural Revolution
    The Cultural Revolution was a way for Chariman Mao, who was struggling to maintain power in China to establish a society of peasants and works in which allwere equal. By 1968 even Mao said that the revolution had to stop.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The fall of Saigon was in 1975. It was when the North Vietnamese, communists, invaded and captured the city of Saigon. There was a huge effort to evacuate as many Americans as possible and for a days helicopters flew to the American Embassy in Saigon and flew Americans out of the country.
  • Khmer Rouge

    Khmer Rouge
    The Communist Group called the Khmer Rouge was under the leadership of Pol Pot. In a ruthless attempt to transform Cambodia into a communist country he killed and slaughtered many people.