China and the Cold War

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In History
  • Open Door Policy

    Open Door Policy
    This was a policy that basically said that China would open its ports to every country. This was put into effect so that no single country would have specific contol over it.
  • Communists Take Control of China

    Communists Take Control of China
    • Communist control of China (1949) - On October 1, 1949, Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The announcement ended the costly full-scale civil war between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang (KMT), which broke out immediately following World War II and had been preceded by on and off conflict between the two sides since the 1920’s.
  • Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship

    Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship
    This was between the PRC (People's Republic of China) and the Soviet Union. "The Treaty dealt with a range of issues such as Soviet privileges in Xinjiang and Manchuria and one of its most important points was the provision of a $300 million loan from the Soviet Union to the PRC, which had suffered economically and logistically from over a decade of intense warfare." This treat lasted until 1979. • Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship - In the early years after its birth, New China established diplo
  • Start of Korean War

    Start of Korean War
    • Korean War - On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south. This invasion was the first military action of the Cold War. By July, American troops had entered the war on South Korea’s behalf. As far as American officials were concerned, it was a war against the forces o
  • Great Leap Forward

    Great Leap Forward
    • Great Leap Forward - Mao had toured China and concluded that the Chinese people were capable of anything and the two primary tasks that he felt they should target was industry and agriculture. Mao announced a second Five Year Plan to last from 1958 to 1963. This plan was called the Great Leap Forward. The Great Leap Forward planned to develop agriculture and industry. Mao believed that both had to grow to allow the other to grow. Industry could only prosper if the work force was well fed, whil
  • Second Taiwan Crisis

    Second Taiwan Crisis
    • Second Taiwan Crisis - The Second Taiwan Strait Crisis, also called the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis, was a conflict that took place between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC) governments in which the PRC shelled the islands of Kinmen and the nearby Matsu Islands along the east coast of the PRC (in the Taiwan Strait) in an attempt to drive away the ROC Army. The United States used the nuclear threat to win the Crisis, as the PRC had yet to gain nuclear power.
  • Sino-Soviet Split

    Sino-Soviet Split
    • Sino-Soviet Split - The term "Sino-Soviet Split" refers to the gradual worsening of relations between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China, and between their respective Communist Parties. While discomfiture between them had long roots, reaching back to civil wars in China prior to the establishment of the People's Republic, the disagreements gained momentum in the decades after China's liberation and would eventually lead to the Soviets referring to the Chinese as "splittists"
  • Nixon's Visit to China

    Nixon's Visit to China
    This was Nixon's way to help fix the United States' relationship with the PRC. In the past our relationship had been bad, but this visit marked the end of a 25 year of hate.
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    Mao Zedong

    Mao Zedong was 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 until his death in 1976.
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    Cold War and China Time Focus

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    Korean War

    A war between North and South Korea. China fought for the North with the Soviet Union while the US fought for the South. China was a helped the North fight against the South and helped them a lot.
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    Richard Nixon

    Nixon was president during this time and crreated the Open Door Policy. Even before his election, he wanted to do something to help China.
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    Deng Xiaoping

    Deng Xiaoping was a Chinese revolutionary and statesman. He was the leader of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1992. After Mao Zedong's death, Deng led his country through far-reaching market economic reforms.