Today In History- October 1

Today In History- October 1


The People's Republic of China is declared by Mao Zedong.

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Mao Zedong declared head of People's Republic of China

  • Beijing, China

Representative of the spread of communism in eastern Asia, on October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong declared the establishment of the People's Republic of China, after a bloody civil war in the Chinese mainland.  The initial constitution of the country sought to maintain institutional longevity for domestic stability and increased modernization.  Despite the restrictions initially imposed by the Chinese government, China has emerged as the fourth largest economy in the world.  With his takeover in 1949, Mao Zedong declared the resolve of the Chinese people, beginning a period of excessive murder and failed economic sanctions to improve the Chinese economy.

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