The Right Revolution

Ultimately, the Communist Revolution proved to be the “right” revolution for China. It promised reformation of government institutions and the modernization of the country. It tore out the old system of Confucianism and replaced it with a collectivist nationalism. It also succeeded in uniting China after chasing Chiang Kai-shek to Taiwan. Because it fulfilled these three requirements, the Communist Revolution was able to staunch China’s national decline and set up the foundation of China’s current success.

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