Communists, Nationalists, and China's Revolutions 
Communists, Nationalists, and China's Revolutions
by Crash Course
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Date Added: August 11, 2016

Lecture Description

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In which John Green teaches you about China's Revolutions. While the rest of the world was off having a couple of World Wars, China was busily uprooting the dynastic system that had ruled there for millennia. Most revolutions have some degree of tumult associated with them, but China's 20th century revolutions were REALLY disruptive. In 1911 and 1912, Chinese nationalists brought 3000 years of dynastic rule to an end. China plunged into chaos as warlords staked out regions of the country for themselves. The nationalists and communists joined forces briefly to bring the nation back together under the Chinese Republic, and then they quickly split and started fighting the Chinese Civil War. The fight between nationalists and communists went on for decades, and was interrupted by an alliance to fight the invading Japanese during World War II. After the World War II ended, the Chinese Civil War was back on. Mao and the communists were ultimately victorious, and Chiang Kai-Shek ended up in Taiwan. And then it got weird. Mao spent years repeatedly trying to purify the Communist Party and build up the new People's Republic of China with Rectifications, Anti Campaigns, Five Year Plans. the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution. These had mixed results, to say the least. John will cover all this and more in this week's Crash Course World History.

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Blood Red Sunset: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ma Bo - dft.ba/-mabo

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Course Index

  1. The Agricultural Revolution
  2. Indus Valley Civilization
  3. Mesopotamia
  4. Ancient Egypt
  5. The Persians & Greeks
  6. Buddha and Ashoka
  7. ‎2,000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius
  8. Alexander the Great and the Situation... the Great?
  9. The Silk Road and Ancient Trad
  10. The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or...Which Was It?
  11. Christianity from Judaism to Constantine
  12. Fall of The Roman Empire...in the 15th Century
  13. Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar
  14. The Dark Ages...How Dark Were They, Really?
  15. The Crusades - Pilgrimage or Holy War?
  16. Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa
  17. Wait For It...The Mongols!
  18. Int'l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade
  19. Venice and the Ottoman Empire
  20. Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols
  21. Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners.
  22. The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?
  23. The Columbian Exchange
  24. The Atlantic Slave Trade
  25. The Spanish Empire, Silver, & Runaway Inflation
  26. The Seven Years War
  27. The Amazing Life and Strange Death of Captain Cook
  28. Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution
  29. The French Revolution
  30. Haitian Revolutions
  31. Latin American Revolutions
  32. Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution
  33. Capitalism and Socialism
  34. Samurai, Daimyo, Matthew Perry, and Nationalism
  35. Imperialism
  36. Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I
  37. Communists, Nationalists, and China's Revolutions
  38. World War II
  39. USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War
  40. Decolonization and Nationalism Triumphant
  41. Globalization I - The Upside
  42. Globalization II - Good or Bad?
  43. Rethinking Civilization
  44. Money & Debt
  45. Disease
  46. War & Human Nature
  47. War and Civilization
  48. Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age
  49. Humans and Energy
  50. Drought and Famine
  51. HOW World War I Started
  52. Who Started World War I
  53. The End of Civilization (In the Bronze Age)
  54. The Rise of the West and Historical Methodology
  55. Asian Responses to Imperialism
  56. The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution
  57. Population, Sustainability, and Malthus
  58. Islam and Politics
  59. The Mughal Empire and Historical Reputation
  60. Luther and the Protestant Reformation
  61. Charles V and the Holy Roman Empire
  62. World War II, A War for Resources
  63. Congo and Africa's World War
  64. Water and Classical Civilizations
  65. Conflict in Israel and Palestine
  66. The Vikings!
  67. War and Nation Building in Latin America
  68. Iran's Revolutions
  69. Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History
  70. Nonviolence and Peace Movements
  71. Capitalism and the Dutch East India Company
  72. Democracy, Authoritarian Capitalism, and China

Course Description

In this Crash Course series, John Green returns to teaching World History in his own quirky way from beginning to end. This crash course should cover most topics from an AP World History class or similar.

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