Students should understand that these rapid social changes were due to the growth of industry and cities at this time. While the wheels of change were turning at an incredibly rapid pace, many Americans clung to the old ways, fearing such overwhelming changes.
Overview Before Europeans first arrived in Asia, China was one of the most advanced and powerful nations in the world. It was the most populous, was politically unified, and most importantly, it had mastered the art of agriculture.
However, when Europeans first landed on Chinese shores, they found a nation that had revered to traditional culture and warfare. Industrialization was almost nonexistent. At the beginning of the 20th century, China was divided into sphere of influence with each powerful Western nation trying to exert as much control over it as possible.
The Chinese resented foreigners control and expressed this at the beginning of the 20th century with the Boxer Rebellion. At the same time, the traditional government of China began to fail in the early years. The Chinese people, being resentful of foreigners and dissatisfied with inability of the present government to throw them out, initiated the Revolution ofreplacing the Chinese year old imperial system with the Republic of China headed by Sun Yat-sen.
InChina entered World War I on the side of the allies. Although China did not see any military action, it provided resources in the form of laborers that worked in allied mines and factories.
On May 4,the May Fourth Movement took place in which students demonstrated in protest of the Treaty of Versailles.
The Movement helped the Chinese by promoting science and making Chinese adopt a new easier form of writing. The army of the Republic of China, under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek tried to destroy the Communist army inhowever, Chiang failed but did cause the CCP to flee northward in the Long March.
Also inJapan began to occupy Manchuria and established a puppet government called Manchukuo. ByJapan controlled most of the east coast of China, while Chiang blockaded the Communists in the northwest region. Bythe United States began to help nationalist China, but the nationalist remained weak due to high inflation and economic strife.
In January ofthe two factions of China began to have another power struggle. To make matters worse, high inflation demoralized the citizens and military. It implemented five-year plans that consisted of land reform, social reform, cultural reform, and economic planning.
InChina also implemented a year alliance with Russia against Japanese and Japanese allies, although tensions strained after the death of Joseph Stalin in Relations between the two countries remained strained until Seeing his opportunity, Deng seized power and brought younger men with his views to power.
He developed state constitutions and brought new policies to the party in China remained quit for some years after the power struggle after the death of Mao.Hi, Julia.
By way of background, could you provide an overview of the flow of immigrants from Mexico into the United States during the 19 th and early 20 th centuries? For almost a half-century after the annexation of Texas in , the flow was barely a trickle. The economic history of the United States is about characteristics of and important developments in the U.S.
economy from colonial times to the present. The emphasis is on economic performance and how it was affected by new technologies, especially those that improved productivity, which is the main cause of economic growth.
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