World Events

Posted in 1949

  • Chairman Mao Tse-tung and his third wife, Jiang QingIndonesia's independence is recognised.
  • Apartheid is introduced in South Africa.
  • Communists take over China: Mao Tse-Tung (Zedong) and his followers defeat the Nationalists in the war of liberation (1937–49) and establish a People's Republic and communist rule in China.
  • Cultivating the land in the People's Republic of China Anti-communist North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is formed bringing together the USA, Canada and ten nations of western Europe in a defensive alliance.
  • First atomic bomb test by the Soviet Union results in escalation of the arms race with the USA.
  • Germany is divided into the Federal Republic (West) and the German Democratic Republic (East).