Tank Man: The amazing story behind the iconic picture of the 20th century
Twenty-five years on, one image of the Tiananmen Square protests sustains. The iconic photograph 'Tank Man' was taken by Jeff Widener and this is his story. ...
This 1989 speech is one of the most important in China's history — and only eight people have heard it
Two days before the Tiananmen crackdown, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping made a then-unpopular case for linking economic reform with tight-fisted politics.
Cultural Revolution
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One-child policy
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Political repression in the Soviet Union
Throughout the history of the Soviet Union tens of millions of people became victims of political repression, which was an instrument of the state since the October Revolution. Culminating during the ...
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Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
The Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989, commonly known as the June Fourth Incident (六四事件) or '89 Democracy Movement (八九民运) in Chinese, were student-led popular demonstrations in Beijing which took pla...
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Red Guards (China)
Red Guards (simplified Chinese: 红卫兵; traditional Chinese: 紅衛兵; pinyin: Hóng Wèibīng) were a mass paramilitary social movement of young people in the People's Republic of China (PRC), who w...
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Forced Abortion Condemnation Act
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Joint State Political Directorate
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Jazovka
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Memorials for the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
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Pillar of Shame
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Red Terror (Ethiopia)
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Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement
Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement is a history book which investigates the conflict between the Chinese democracy movement in Beijing, China and the commu...
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Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia
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Baltic Legations (1940–91)
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Nguyen Quoc Quan
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Decossackization
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Kang Chol-Hwan
Kang Chol-hwan (born July 1969) is a defector from North Korea. As a child he was imprisoned in the Yodok concentration camp for 10 years; after his release he fled the country, first to China and eve...
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Sveti Grgur
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