Reunification Campaigns 1949-1950

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  • Reunification Campaigns
    • Tibet
      • operating as an independent entity since 1913
        • with India independent, Britain wasn't interested in protecting Tibet, and the UN was too busy with Korea
      • In 1951, Tibet came under Chinese sovereignty
      • there was a prolonged campaign to destroy Tibetan identity
    • Xinjiang
      • Russia was using it as a buffer state in case of Japanese invasion during WW2
      • Conquered by the Communists through a mixture of negotiation and conquest
    • Guandong
      • the GMD heartland during the civil war
      • GMD made no effort to defend it and the province was taken by the PLA


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