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Unit 5: Crisis and Change

Lesson H: From Hot to Cold War

Activity 4: The Chinese Communist Revolution

Before laying aside their differences during World War II to focus on the common enemy of Japan, two rival parties in China were at war for leading the country. The civil war between the nationalist and communist forces resumed in June 1946. Mao Zedong led the communist revolution and had the backing of the U.S.S.R. Nationalist forces, under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek, retreated to the island of Taiwan in 1949. The victorious Mao Zedong created a new government, with himself as leader, and established the People's Republic of China on the mainland.

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Presentation Activity - The Chinese Communist Revolution

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Complete the corresponding section on your Student Resource: Chinese Communist Revolution Graphic Organizer. You will continue to use this resource in the next section.

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