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Course of Our Times, The; China Goes Communist

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Course of Our Times, The
China Goes Communist
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Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

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“China after world War II went through one of the momentous transformations in modern history involving hundreds of millions of people, a fifth of the human race. Under the leadership of a guerilla genius, Mao Tse-Tung, a backward, peasant, warlord-ridden society became a military and economic giant, challenging in strength and potential the American and Russian power structures. The Chinese Revolution, under Mao, represented the greatest diplomatic disaster in American history. For China had been an American protégé up to World War II. It was a fixed point in American diplomacy to build it as an Asian bastion, to protect it from the encroachments of Japan and the Soviets. But China went Communist, and the United States not only lost its most valuable ally in Asia, but was confronted thereafter with implacable enemy.”

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Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; China Goes Communist,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D89024DD772F4DCCAE06D532F1A5772B.
MLA: “Course of Our Times, The; China Goes Communist.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D89024DD772F4DCCAE06D532F1A5772B>.
APA: Course of Our Times, The; China Goes Communist. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D89024DD772F4DCCAE06D532F1A5772B
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