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Chronology: Key Events in Mao's China, 1949­76

Year Event
1949 Communists establish the People's Republic of China: Mao begins governing China

1950­53 Korean War

1950 February ­ Mao visits Moscow, Sino-Soviet agreement signed

October ­ China enters the Korean War
Communist campaign against religion starts
Marriage law passed

1951 Mao…

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1965 The Wu Han affair: the play The Dismissal of Hai Rui from office attacked by Mao's
supporters

1966 Creation of the Central Cultural Revolution Group
Mao's first public appearance since 1962
First Tiananmen Square rally
Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping dismissed from government
Launch of the Great Proletarian Cultural…

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