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  1. Introduction
  2. The dynastic rule system of government in China
    1. The Qing dynasty
  3. The Republic of China
    1. Chiang Kai-shek's role
  4. The Chinese civil war
    1. The Japanese occupation of China
  5. People's republic of China
  6. The great leap forward
  7. Mao's role
  8. Situation after the death of Mao
  9. Deng Xiaoping
  10. The structure of the formal government in the People's republic of China
  11. Central Committee of China
  12. The major economic reforms of capitalism
  13. Conclusion

In recent years China has gained a lot of international attention due to its rapidly growing economy. China is now emerging as the leading world power of the 21st century due to its briskly growing economy. China is one of the oldest countries in the world, it is rich in both history and tradition, and these factors have helped to shape modern China into the power it is today. Since the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949 China has been a Communist country. The People's Republic of China's policies have caused a rift between the PRC and several of the countries minorities. China also faces an identity crisis having both a capitalist economy and a communist government two elements that are not suppose to coexist in a country successfully. Despite these problems the PRC has emerged as the leading world power of the 21st century.

Before the 20th century China's government can be described as a dynastic rule system of government. This means that China saw its government shift from one dynasty to another over the course of many centuries. This process started as far back as the Xia Dynasty which lasted from 2100 BC ? 1600 BC.

[...] These uneasy relations are what caused the Chinese Civil War to start. The Chinese Civil War consisted of two sides The Republic of China lead by Chiang Kai-shek and The People's Republic of China lead by Mao. The Chinese Civil War lasted from 1927 until 1950. Fighting raged between the two sides from 1927 to 1937.[6] However the two sides made an alliance due to the Japanese invasion of China in 1937. This was more a cease-fire than an alliance because the People Republic of China did very little fighting against the Japanese. [...]

[...] First Mao wanted to free China of Soviet domination and second Mao was still displeased with the amount of inequality in Chinese society. This caused Mao to implement The Great Leap Forward, which was supposed to turn China into an egalitarian society, which in time would turn China into a utopia. The reason for The Great Leap Forward was mainly economical. The Great Leap Forward was centered around four main principles. Mao wanted all around development in China this meant China would develop both heavy industry and agriculture equally. [...]

[...] The Government and Politics of the People's Republic of China. 2nd ed. New York , N.Y.: New York University Chang , Jung. Mao: The Unknown Story. 18th ed. New York , N.Y.: Anchor Fairbank , John k. China: A New History. New York , N.Y.: Belknap Press Fairbank , John k. China: A New History. New York , N.Y.: Belknap Press Chang , Jung. Mao: The Unknown Story. 18th ed. New York , N.Y.: Anchor Fairbank , John k. China: A New History. [...]

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