Comparative table – Development of the countries of East and South Asia in the second half of XX – early XXI century (Japan, China, India)

The name of the country The situation in the XX century . The most famous political figures Important political events
Japan Independent state Emperor Akihito , Prime Minister D. Koizumi Defeat in In World War II, the loss of the colonies; 1947 – new pacifist liberal constitution; 1951 – San Francisco Peace Treaty; 1955 – coming to power of the Liberal Democratic Party; 2001-2006 – economic and political reforms
China Independent state Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping 1946-1949 – Civil War; 1949 – the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China; 1966-1976 – “cultural revolution”; 1978 – the beginning of economic reforms; 1989 – Student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square; 2009 – China became the second economy in the world after the USA
India Colony of Great Britain before 1947 D. Nehru, I. Gandhi, M. Singh 1947 – Indian Independence Law ( divided into India and Pakistan); 1950 – adoption of the constitution, declaration of the republic; 1974 – testing of nuclear weapons; 1991 – the beginning of economic reforms aimed at developing a market economy


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