Mao Zedong gains control of China, and Jiang Jieshi and other Communists retreat to Taiwan
Great Leap Forward
Great Leap Forward, planned by Mao, was a great leap backward for China. Tried increase crop production by creating communes, giant collective farms, which ended up killing lots of people in them after crop failures, which forced the program to end
Enforced by the Red Guards, mostly young student revolutionists, was a goal to establish a society of peasents and workers in which all were equal. The Red Guards were influenced by Mao, and killed any resistors. Mao eventually shut it down when it got out of hand.
Fall of Saigon
The fall of Saigon was the victory of the Vietnam war for the Vietcong and North Vietnamese. It was the final battle of the war, and all Americans had withdrawn or been killed.
Communist rebels in Cambodia that set up a brutal Communist government under the leader Pol Pot. They slaughtered 2 million people in Cambodia. Eventually UN Peacekeepers installed a democratic constitution in Cambodia.