What exactly is COMMUNISM in Asia?

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Mao Zedong and the Long March.

Mao Zedong (the father of communism), was the Chinese communist leader during the rise of communism. Mao Zedong was the leader on the communist Red Army of 100,00 troops which marched 6,000 miles. The march on the Red Army is known as The Long March.

During the Long March, Mao Zedong lost 93,000 of his troops. But he got many farm to help him, which help head lead the Chinese Communist Revolution.

The Great Leap Forward

Mao Zedong wanted China to be a more prosperous county. He believed to do this, we needed more factories. Many people in China were peasant farmers. So Mao thought he could get his farmers to produce steel and and work in factories, so he told his farmers where and how to work. But because there was little food being grown, many people in China starved to death. Many people began to question if he was a good leader.

Cultural Revolution

Mao Zedong himself and his communist government alone changed the culture of China. Chinese people focused on the traditional ways of the past, a traditional economy. He changed the Chinese peoples point of mind. He also didn't want the people to be influenced by foreign ideas like democracies. Mao Zedong banned religions or any other self expressions. He killed those who mocked the government or disobeyed, were killed. Mao Zedong, used Brain washing with propaganda to make Chinese people

to change point of views and their mine set. Zedong also recruited high school student to be in the Red Guard.

Tiananmen Square

During the Tiananmen square protest in 1989 in China, citizens did not like how they were being treated in communist China. Nearly 1 million protested for a democratic government. For about 3 weeks protesters chanted an marched. On June 4, 1989, however, Chinese troops and security police marched through Tiananmen Square, firing innocent people. hundreds, perhaps thousands, of the protesters had been killed and as many as 10,000 were arrested.

Some Visual examples

The Korean War

North Korea (communist) invaded South Korea (democratic) in 1950. North Korea wanted all of Korea to be under communist rule. In about a week South Korea fell under North Koreas command. The UN and the US sided with South Korea. Countries part of the UN helped push back democratic into North Korea. But North Koreas army pushes back and took control of South Korea's capital Seoul. But Finally the UN took control of North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. The US knew that they didn't have to worry about the Soviet Union helping North Korea, but forgot about China. The Chinese soldiers outnumbered the UN soldiers. And again China and North Koreas troops took Seoul, and again the UN took Seoul back.


During the second phase of the Korean War, many of the fights were around the 38th parallel. Many airstrikes destroyed Pyongyang. Many talks and meeting came around to dividing the two countries at the 38th parallel.

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its ally, the United States. The war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the start of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict.