Postwar America: 1945 - 1960
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|Digital History ID 3404|
In October 1949, Chinese Communists under Mao-Tse-tung proclaimed the birth of the People's Republic of China. Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalists were forced to flee to Formosa (now Taiwan). The "fall" of China shocked many Americans and would contribute to the myth that American government officials were somehow responsible for the country's loss to the Communists.