How We Lost China Essay

How We Lost China
This essay discusses the policies of the Truman administration regarding China during the 1950's.
# 4013 | 1,045 words | 3 sources | 2001 | US

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A description of how the US "lost" China, the Truman administration's policies toward China, and Mao Zedong's intentions during and after the civil war between Chinese Nationalists and Communists.

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"On October 1, 1949, from a reviewing stand atop the Gate of Heavenly Peace in Peking, Mao Zedong formally announced the People?s Republic of China. This moment marked a great victory for Mao and the Chinese Communists, but also the undoing of Mao?s intentions to ?establish relations with any country willing to respect China?s international equality and territorial integrity,? including the United States. Mao knew China could not prosper without international help, but his victory over the Nationalists made relations with the US impossible."

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