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China. People’s Republic of China. General Information. At one time, China was one of the leading civilizations in the world. Lead the world in Arts and Science. China is a Communist country!!!!. 19 th and 20 th Century Problems. Civil unrest Major famine Military decline and defeats

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People’s Republic of China

general information
General Information
  • At one time, China was one of the leading civilizations in the world.
  • Lead the world in Arts and Science.
  • China is a Communist country!!!!
19 th and 20 th century problems
19th and 20th Century Problems
  • Civil unrest
  • Major famine
  • Military decline and defeats
  • Foreign occupation
post wwii
  • Mao Zedong establishes a dictatorship.
  • Mao :

Ensured China’s sovereignty.

Imposed strict control over everyday life.

Many people died.

post 1978
Post 1978:
  • Deng Xiaoping was the successor to Mao.

He loosened the vise on the economy and quadrupled the output.

  • Deng maintained tight political control.
  • Absolute:

35* North Latitude, 105* East Longitude

  • Relative:

Eastern Asia. Between North Korea and Vietnam. Borders on East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and the South China Sea.

  • World’s 4th largest country!!!!
  • Area Comparative:

Slightly smaller than the U.S.A.

  • Climate:

Very Diverse!!!!! Tropical in the South to Subarctic in the North.

  • Terrain:

Mostly mountains, high plateaus, deserts in the West.

Plains, delta’s, hills in the East.

natural hazards
Natural Hazards:
  • About 5 typhoons per year on average.
  • Floods, Tsunami’s, Earthquakes, Droughts.
  • There is no official religion!!! Atheism is enforced by the government!
  • People there are Taoist, Buddhist, Muslim, and Christian.
Chinese is the official language.
  • Capital is Beijing
  • China gained independence in 221 B.C.
  • Under Dynastic control until 10/1/49.
human and environmental interaction
Human and Environmental Interaction
  • Air pollution from coal reliance.
  • Acid Rain
  • Water shortages in the North
  • Water pollution
  • Deforestation
Agricultural land loss since 1949 from soil erosion.
  • Desertification
  • Trade in endangered species.
  • Railways
  • Highways
  • Waterways
  • Pipelines
  • Ports and Harbors
  • Airports:

489 total

324 are paved

165 are unpaved

illicit drugs
Illicit Drugs:
  • Heroin- Traded through The Golden Triangle.
  • Domestic drug abuse is a problem.
  • Methamphetamine precursors are produced here.

Chemicals used to produce Methamphetamines are called precursors.

  • East Asia