People's Republic of China

End of the Old Order

East Asia 1949.1001

People's Republic of China

Occupation of Japan,Indonesian independence,Vietnamese independence,Philippines independence (1 October 1949)

Historical Map of East Asia & the Western Pacific

In April 1949, the Chinese Communists crossed the Yangtze River and took the Nationalist capital of Nanjing. On October 1, with Nationalist forces collapsing everywhere, the Communist leader Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China in Beijing.

Main Events

Communists take Nanjing

Chinese Communist forces capture Nationalist capital of Nanjing

Creation of State of Vietnam

France creates State of Vietnam as an associated state within the French Union

Laos becomes French Associated State

French recognize independence of Kingdom of Laos as an associated state in the French Union

People's Republic of China proclaimed

Chinese Communists proclaim People's Republic of China in Beijing

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