Imperialism In China Research Paper

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The idea of decolonization, or breaking away from the grips of imperialist nations and establishing one’s own national independence and ways of governing, is what sparked the revolutions and actions of many nations that were dominated by the Europeans or other imperialists. With that, the Chinese revolution occurred as a result of the increasing desire of Chinese communists to free China from colonialism. (754) Unfortunately, Chinese communists could not take any action because of Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist regime that expelled Communists out Chinese cities and caused them to go into hiding. (756) It was the year of 1934 when the communist party garnered back attention. Led by Mao Zedong, the leader of the communist party, many Chinese communists joined a “6,000 mile journey through rugged terrain of northwestern China.” (756) It was at this stage of the Chinese revolution where the subsequent development of China into a global economic power took off. China’s development into a global economic power emerged when Japan invaded China in 1937. Because Nationalist groups were busy fighting off Japan, Chinese communists…show more content…
As a result, the Mao’s followers were able to gather “popular support by advocating the lowering of taxes, cooperative farming, and policies aimed at women, such as the outlawing of arranged marriages and the legalization of divorce.” (756) Basically, Mao’s followers took advantage of the situation by installing reforms that helped women from their oppression because of Mao’s belief that women were a “key component in building a new nation” as well as overtaking obstacles that got in the way of economic prosperity. (756) With millions of support gained in 1945, the Chinese communist parties were able to launch a civil war against Nationalist groups and ultimately

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