All in Time

  • Taiping Rebellion

    Taiping Rebellion
    The Taiping Rebellion continues for 14 years. It is said to have ended in 1864, killing 20 to 30 million people along the way. The Government military eventually crushes the rebellion since it it was attacking the corrupt dynasties.
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  • Chinese Dynasties Begin to Decline

    Chinese Dynasties Begin to Decline
    Corruption within the government begins to spread widely. This creates a burden amongst the poor due to tax evasion by the rich. The increase in poverty causes immense misery.
  • The Sepoy Rebellion

    The Sepoy Rebellion
    India experiences a rebellion against British rule. They feared that the British were going to enforce Christianity amongst them. They had been receiving a low pay and they were being mistreated. They were unfortunately, unsuccessful. This made the British take complete control.
  • Indian National Congress

    Indian National Congress
    The Indian National Congress is founded in Bombay. Independence was the goal of this whole movement of gaining their congress.
  • Bal Gangadhar

    Bal was the founder of the Indian Independence Movement. He managed to create a Hindu-Muslime alliance in order to achieve independence.
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer Rebellion
    Imperialists seek resource gain in order to expand and trade in "spheres of influence." Patriots begin to be referred to as "Boxers," they sought out foreigners to attack and get rid of foreign influence. This stirred up Nationalism within China.
  • Sun-Yat-sen

    The Qing Dynasty Sun Tat-sen has fallen at this point. This led China towards a new republic. The people of China hoped to rebuild their home. They made little progress and it ended up falling into chaos.
  • The Warlord Problem

    The Warlord Problem
    Yuan Shikai takes power at this moment. Sun Yat-sen stepped down, and the new leader tried to set up a new dynasty. However, he was not supported by the military. Therefore, this divided the nation and locals seized power. They battled for control and eventually the economy collapsed. Thus leading them to hardships and famine.
  • Movement

    The May Fourth Movement was a protest led by students against foreign domination. They believed that Japan should be rejected in order to not let any Western ideas influence China.
  • Amristar Massacre

    Amristar Massacre
    Indian Nationalists met up in order to protest against the heavy tax imposed against them. However, thousands ended up getting killed. The Troops surrounded them and fired without warning.
  • Guomindang Party

    Guomindang Party
    Sun Tat-ssen established a new government in South China. However, since western democracies refused to help he joined forces with Communists. Jieshi takes over after Sun's death. Since he saw the Communists as a threat, he ordered troops to slaughter them. This sparked a Civil War that lasted 22 years.
  • Ghandi

    Ghandi has become the leader for the movement for protest. He fasts in order to increase the status of the lowest class of society. Ghandi believed in non-violence and used it along the whole way.
  • The Long March

    The Long March
    The Kuomintang, also known as the Nationalist went on a series of extermination campaigns. They opposed communists, and sought out a win. However, the Communists treated peasants politely. This instantly won over the peasants support toward the Communists. This long march lasted a whole year.
  • New Capitol

    New Capitol
    Mao Zedong takes matters into his own hands. He decides to move the capitol to Peking, which is also known as Beijing to this day. He continues to adopt the new communist flag that has a prominent star along with 4 other stars surrounding it halfway on its right side.
  • Independence!

    After 3 years of debate, Independence is gained. The Caste System, is made illegal. However, it still remains as an influence.
  • Communist Revolution

    Communist Revolution
    The Communists defeat the Nationalists and take over. They capture rail lines and discourage religious beliefs that are traditional in China. They sent counterrevolutionaries to lavor camps or even went to the extent of killing them.
  • Great Leap Forward

    Great Leap Forward
    Mao Zedong, the leader of the Communist Party enforces people to increase farm and industrial output. However, this only led to failure. It led to famine and useless goods. Millions starved due to Mao's enforcement.
  • Removal

    Skilled workers and managers were removed from factories and brought down to work in famrs and labor camps. This led to a slower economy and a possible civil war. Millions worked to their death in the labor camps.
  • Reforms Commence

    Reforms Commence
    The gradual liberalization of prices and fiscal decentralization led to foreign trade and investment. It increased autonomy and diversified the banking system so that everybody was at access to it.
  • The U.S. and China

    The U.S. and China
    The United States began supporting the Nationalist government in Taiwan. However, the United States began to fear unions amongst the Soviet Union and China. They sought out to isolate the Soviets further from relations with China.
  • Mao Zedong is Dead!

    Mao Zedong is Dead!
    Deng Xiaoping steps up to become a more moderate leader with the intentions of improving the economy to a greater extent.
  • Four Modernizations

    Four Modernizations
    Deng Xiaoping began this modernization program in hopes of helping the economy. They included agriculture, science and techonology, and national defense. A Free Market economy was allowed only in features, foreign investments were also welcomed.
  • Communists vs. Demonstrators

    Communists vs. Demonstrators
    Demonstrators, or students who longed for a democracy amongst them, occupied Tianamen Square. They were brought down by the Communist Party. Thousands had been wounder, and even killed.
  • Cracking Down

    Cracking Down
    Communists refused to allow more political freedom, in fear of being overthrown or influenced from foreign influences. Communists wounded, and killed those who refused to comply.
  • Second Largest Economy

    Second Largest Economy
    China climbed to the top, literally. They stood now at the Second Largest Economy. Their annual foreign investment rose to 108 billion dollars. They had such a low unemployment percentage by the year of 2009.