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China in the Twentieth Century


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Boxer Rebellion
Chinese revolutionaries revolt to overthrow and remove western influence from China; which took place the end of the Qing dynasty between 1899 and 1901
Mao Zedong
a Chinese Communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he governed as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949
Great Leap Forward
Plan to rapidly industrialize China during the 1950's
Cultural Revolution
a social-political movement that took place in the People's Republic of China from 1966 until 1976. its stated goal was to preserve 'true' Communist ideology in the country by purging remnants of capitalist and traditional elements
Deng Xiao Ping
leader after Mao Zedong
increased global tensions
allowed elements of capitalism
peasants
A poor farmer of low social status who owns or rents a small pieve of land for cultivation
increase industrial production
strengthen international trade
a move toward increased capitalism
the end of the communist system of government:
Both events brought communist governments to power
Repressive action was taken to end both protests
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