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History of the People's Republic of China

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History of the People's Republic of China

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Birth of the People's Republic of China

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Presidents of the People's Republic of China

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The history of China's Communist Party

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The People's Republic and the Republic of China explained

The history of the People's Republic of China details the history of mainland China since October 1, 1949, when, after a near complete victory by the Communist Party of China (CPC) in the Chinese Civil War, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China (PRC) from atop Tiananmen. The PRC has for several decades been synonymous with China, but it is only the most recent political entity to govern mainland China, preceded by the Republic of China (ROC) and thousands of years of imperial dynasties.
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    • 1949–1976: Socialist transformation under Mao Zedong 

    • 1976–1989: Rise of Deng Xiaoping and economic reforms 

    • 1989–2002: Economic growth under the third generation 

    • 2002–present