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Restructuring the Post-War World

  • Nationalist escape to Taiwan

    Nationalist escape to Taiwan
    After the rival Communists led by Mao Zedong gain control of China, the Nationalist government led by Jiang Jieshi knew it would be punished. They fled to Taiwan and created a Nationalist state.
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    Restructuring the post war world

  • Great Leap Forward

    Great Leap Forward
    Mao wanted to increase China's production. The Great Leap Forward created large collective farms callid communes, which were poorly planned and caused a famine that killed about 20 million people.
  • Cultural Revolution

    Cultural Revolution
    The student-formed Red Guards started the Cultural Revolution which was intended to form a society where all were equal. The worker was celebrated, while the intellectual were punished.
  • Khmer Rouge

    Khmer Rouge
    The Khmer Rouge were Cambodian Communist rebels who set up a terrible government led by Pol Pot. His followers killed over two million people, almost a quarter of the population. The Vietnamese took over in 1978.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The North Vietnamese troops invaded the capital of South Vietnam. U.S. troops and officials evacuated the area and Vietnam slowly became a Communist state.