CIE IGCSE History: China, c.1930–c.1990

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Depth Study E: China, c.1930–c.1990

Why did China become a Communist State in 1949?

  • Why did the Communists undertake the Long March in 1934?
  • What was the importance of the Communist settlement at Yenan?
  • How far did the Second World War weaken the Nationalist government?
  • Why was there a civil war and why did the Communists win it?

How far had Communist rule changed China by the mid-1960s?

  • What changes in agriculture did Communist rule bring?
  • What was the impact of the Communists’ social reforms?
  • How successful were the Five-Year Plans in increasing production?
  • Did the Chinese people benefit from Communist rule?

What was the impact of Communist rule on China’s relations with other countries/regions?

  • What have been China’s changing relationships with neighbouring states?
  • Why did China try to improve relations with the USA after 1970?
  • How far was China established as a superpower by the time of Mao’s death?
  • How far have China’s relations with other powers improved since Mao’s death?

How far had Communist rule changed China by c.1990?

  • Why did Mao launch the Cultural Revolution?
  • What was the impact of the Cultural Revolution in China?
  • How was the issue of leadership after the death of Mao resolved?
  • How far did the economic development of the 1980s accompany social and political change?

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