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China

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communist
government that owns large industries, businesses and land
dynasty
series of rulers from the same family
Confucius
Chinese philospher and teacher who greatly influenced Chinese life
Great Wall of China
built to keep invaders out
emperor
ruler of widespread lands and groups of people
free enterprise
economic system in which people are free to choose their own jobs, start private businesses and make a profit
Mao Zedong
Chinese communist leader
Red Guard
band of radicals who were against old ideas, customs and traditions
Taiwan
Chinese island nation with free enterprise economy
Cultural Revolution
new society with no ties to the past
Great Leap Forward
Started by Mao Zedong, combined collective farms into People's Communes, failed because there was no incentive to work harder, ended after 2 years