Tiananmen Square Movement Analysis

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Keetae Kim
Professor Larson
East Asian Studies
14 April 2015

The Parallelism between the Revolution of 1911 and the Protest of 1989 China had experienced waves of instability from the numerous events from the 20th century. Countless revolutions and protests have forged China into what it is today. The 1911 revolution, also known as the Xinhai revolution, was one of the major revolutions in 20th century China that acted as a stopping force that cut the Qing dynasty short of its path. The Tiananmen Square protest in 1989 also remains as a landmark rebellion in China that steered china into its democratic reform. The Xinhai revolution and the Tiananmen Square protest were both events that took place in order to counteract the current form of
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The 1911 revolution was initiated by an accidental bomb explosion in the Hubei province that sparked suspiciousness from the government to the soldiers. The soldiers became increasingly rebellious as the government started to invade and inspect into their actions. Meanwhile, the government made a big mistake in deciding to change two private railways into the nations property. However, the people of the Sichuan province were not going to give the railways away without a fight because many people had invested their fortunes into the railways. This angered the government and decided to take action against the civilians by arresting and killing numerous people which created a total bloodbath. Similarly, the government took action against the Tiananmen Square revolution of 1989 by using tanks and guns to open fire on those who got in their way. Hundreds of people were killed and the amount of wounded people were in the thousands. Many people still stood strong against the military such as Tank Man who blocked a whole line of tanks by himself. These continuous acts of military brutality were violent and unnecessary and only contribute to enraging the civilians to heightened…show more content…
The protest did not replace the form of government but instead left only the dead bodies of many that tried to over throw the government. The United States showed their depreciation of China by cutting off military sales and implementing economic sanctions. On the other hand, the 1911 Xinhai revolution brought great success after Sun Yat Sen and many other influential people such as Yuan Shikai led the protesters of China to overthrow the Qing dynasty and brought an end to Puyi’s time in his throne. This gave hope and dreams to many people and was a bench mark for the civilians of
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