Monday, September 03, 2012

Communist memorabilia

Remember those guys? The one on top, at first glance, I thought it was Mao. No, its Deng Shaio Ping. The one at the bottom is Zhou En Lai. I don't know who the middle one is. I don't expect anyone to regconise anyone of them now let alone even remember. Mao was the commie who defeated the Kuomintang, the government of China after the second world war. Members of the Kuomintang, including their leader, Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan. Mao then annexed Tibet and all the areas in the Tibetan plateau. He more or less redrew the map of China and ruled with an iron hand. Till today the same borders that he carved out still hold.

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