Communism was contained

All there is to know by Joshua waters

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong was the founder of communism in China. He lead the communist Red Army of 100000 troops. He became a member of the Chinese communist party. He studied Marxist writings at Beijing University. He grew up working as a farmer and was wealthy enough to go to school.

Korean War

The Korean war started in (25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953). The United Nations led by the United States led fought with South Korea. China fought with North Korea. The war arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War ll and from the global tensions of the Cold War that developed immediately afterwards. At the end of all the constant back and forth fighting there was a stand still at the 38th parallel and that is how it is divided today.

Cultural revolution

Mao brought a big change to china. He used his powerful government to also change the culture of china. The cultural revolution was so people would only focus on communism and nothing else. Mao didn't want them to focus on traditions from the past. He also didn't want them to focus on ideas from other countries particularly western democracies.

The Great Leap Forward

Mao Zedong wanted china to become a powerful country in the world. So he had to make the country more industrial. He made farmers work in factories. That made people starve to death.

Tiananmen square

Tiananmen Square incident, also called June Fourth incident or 6/4,  series of protests and demonstrations in China in the spring of 1989 that culminated on the night of June 3–4 with a government crackdown on the demonstrators in Tianamen square in Beijing. Although the demonstrations and their subsequent repression occurred in cities throughout the country, the events in Beijing—and especially in Tianamen square, historically linked to such other protests as the May Fourth Movement (1919)—came to symbolize the entire incident.

The long march

Mao Zedong was kicked out of china along with his 100000 troops. During that march 93,000 of his men died. During this journey he got a lot of support from peasant farmers. Those people helped Mao Zedong lead the Chinese revolution.

Vietnam War and U.S. involvement

In late January, 1968, North Vietnamese and communist Viet Cong forces launched a coordinated attack against a number of targets in South Vietnam. The U.S. and South Vietnamese militaries sustained heavy losses before finally repelling the communist assault. The Tet Offensive played an important role in weakening U.S. public support for the war in Vietnam.

How they relate

They all ended up creating communism in China, North Korea, and Vietnam