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  • Troops

    After 1946 the Kuomintang controlled the important Chinesse cities but the communists held the countryside, where they enlarged thier army with Manchurian troops
  • Civil War

    After the conclusion of WWII, the civil war resumed between the Kumintang and the Communists.
  • Red Army

    Within two years after World War II the Red Army grew from 100,000 regulars to a fighting force of 1 1/2 million combat troops and four million supporters.
  • Weapons

    The Communist possessed just as many weapons and troops as the Nationalists.
  • starvation

    30 million people are close to starvation in china
  • Formal Handover

    The formal handover took place.
  • Battles

    Three important battles lead by Lin Biao were fought in Manchuria and northern China. In the first battle the Kuomintang lost 500,000 people and in the second the Communist took 327,000 prisoners.
  • Korean War

    China enters Korean War.
  • People's republic of china

    The founding to the people's republic of china was certified in beijing, China became communist.
  • Mao's speech

    Mao delivered his speech from the gate of eternal peace, the entrance to the Forbidden city. Mao stood before a huge portrait of himself. "Stand up, those who refuse to be slaves!... the 475 million people of china have now stood up."
  • clothing

    Everyone, even women and children had to wear the "Lenin Coat", featuring a double line of buttons, slanting pockets and a belt, all in the same dreary shade of gray or navy.
  • U.S.

    U.S. begins military boycott of China.
  • Agrarian Reform Law

    Mao passed the Agrarian Reform Law.
  • agricultural

    Increase in production and import of agricultural inputs (fertilizers, machinery, pesticides
  • Readjustment

    Readjustment and recovery: "Agriculture first" policy. Food situation improves.
  • Border conflict

    Border conflict with indis over the Himilayas.
  • Tibet

    Tibet becomes an antonomous region
  • Neuclear fusion

    Test of first neuclear fusion device in China
  • Space flight

    The space flight medical research centre is founded in preparation for manned space flights (led by Tsien Hsueshen)
  • Mao

    Mao Zedong anoints Lin Biao as heir apparent.
  • satilite

    First satilite launch ("Long March")
  • SJ-1 satilite

    Sucessful launch of the SJ-1 satilite into orbit with two scientific payloads. (detecting cosmic rays)
  • Richard Nixon

    Visit of US President Richard Nixon to China. Normalization between US and China begins.
  • Rivalry between the USSR and China

    The rivalry between the USSR and China now affects every aspect their foreign policy.
  • Discovery of Terracotta Army

    Discovery of Terracotta Army in tomb near Xian with thousands of statues.
  • Maximum family size

    Maximum recommended family size - in cities: two children, in rural areas: three to four children.
  • Nuclear bombs

    Stop of the surface test program of nuclear bombs near Lop Nor in Xinjiang province after 23 tests.
  • Stop of nuclear bombs

    Stop of the surface test program of nuclear bombs near Lop Nor in Xinjiang province after 23 tests.
  • Population

    China's population surpasses 1 billion people.
  • Free higher education is abolished

    Free higher education is abolished and replaced by acidemic scholarships based on acedemic ability.
  • Launches satellite

    China successfully the DFH-2A fully operational communication satellite into earth's orbit.