Mao medals were distributed during the Cultural Revolution in China
during the 70s.
From 1947 1949, there was a civil war in
China, in which the Communist North under Mao, successfully
fought against the Kuo-Min-Tang South under General Chiang
who was miserably defeated. He escaped to Formosa and became the
President of the remaining Nationalist China in March 1950.
Communist China was proclaimed the Peoplesí
Republic of China on October 1, 1949. China drew up a new
constitution which came into force on October 1, 1954. Mao became
the President of the New Republic and Chou En Lai
became the Prime Minister. Like Russia, China made great progress
through her five-year plans.