China from 1949 to 2008

The Chinese communists transformed Chinese society, established a centralized state power, unified the disintegrated territories, created a national market, and built the basis for China's modern economic development. Mao also directed China's intense, massive modernization and industrialization effort that transformed China's economy from one based on agricultural production into one of the world's largest economies.

Watch this lecture for a detailed overview of the communist revolution. Pay attention to the timeline of key events.

Source: Al Grant,
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