Today in history: October 19

Historical Atlas of China 1950: Battle of Chamdo

China 1950

Battle of Chamdo

The Kingdom of Tibet had broken away from China in 1912. With the Civil War at an end, the People's Republic quickly moved to reassert Chinese authority. In a short campaign over the disputed Chamdo region, it forced Tibet to sue for peace. Mao was now free to face the crisis in Korea.

 

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