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March 10th, 1959 - Tibet uprising | HISTORY CALENDAR

The 1959 Tibetan uprising or the 1959 Tibetan rebellion began on 10 March 1959, when a revolt erupted in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Area, which had been under the effective control of the People's Republic of China since the Seventeen Point Agreement was reached in 1951. Armed conflict between Tibetan guerillas and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) had started in 1956 in the Kham and Amdo regions, which had been subjected to socialist reform. The guerrilla warfare later spread to other areas of Tibet and lasted through 1962.
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  • Armed resistance in east Tibet 

  • Lhasa Rebellion 

  • Republic of China's involvement and its position on Tibetan independence 

  • Casualties 

  • Aftermath