After the Nationalist forces had fled to Taiwan in 1949, the establishment of the People’s Republic of China was proclaimed with Mao Tse-tung as its leader. The new government transferred the land from the landowners to the peasants and established heavy industries. In the late 1950s communes were established to coordinate planning in agriculture, industry, defence and education. Mao remained the driving force behind the development of China until his death.
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