Despite being China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang’s Qin dynasty lasted only 15 years. After his death, power passed on to his son. Despite military strength, his son failed to keep power and lost it to the man who would found the Han Dynasty.
While the Soviet Union basically controlled Eastern Europe, there was a exception with Albania. They were a communist nation as well, but they sided with China after their relationship with the Soviet Union crumbled after the death of Joseph Stalin. Like China they opposed the de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union under Nikita Khrushchev. Just likeContinue reading “Fun Fact: When Communist Albania Defied the Soviet Union”
During the Cold War, The West was concerned with the spread of communism however the communist nations had their own in-fighting. China and the Soviet Union had a bitter relationship after the death of Joseph Stalin. After American forces left Vietnam, the new government sided more with the Soviets than China. This with other reasonsContinue reading “Fun Fact: When Communist Vietnam Fought Communist China”
Fireworks originated in China during the 10th century. They were even able to tinker with shapes and colors all the way back then as well.
Extreme poverty is still a big issue for many of those living in China. It’s estimated that about 30-35 million people in China live in some type of cave.