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During this course I have been studying communist China. This piece of coursework will look at the Tiennaman square massacre. The events that lead to the massacre from both the student and governments perspectives

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China coursework piece 2 During this course I have been studying communist China. This piece of coursework will look at the Tiennaman square massacre. The events that lead to the massacre from both the student and governments perspectives. The world opinion today on the massacre and how all these views have changed over time. There are many different views on the massacre. There is the governments the students and foreign nations views I personally see it as to extreme the government brush the massacre aside and praise it saying it was for the good of China Retaliation against the evils of the west (the equivalent to today's view on Islam and Muslims) This is a over the top statement but the C.C.P (Chinese communist party) had little choice they had been shown up in front of the media and were being made to seem weak and they cannot condemn the massacre as this would show a lack of conviction. The other extreme is the student point of view (This was probably closer to the truth than the government views) the massacre was entirely the fault of the government they no doubt consider the government to be evil ands feel deprived and devastated and would say the attack was totally unprovoked. ...read more.

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A quote to show this would be "When you open a window you let the flies in as well as the fresh air" Deng was referring to democracy as the flies that needed to be swatted and wiped out. There were also two short term causes that lead to the massacre the first and arguable the most important of all was the visit of Gorbochov and more importantly the media presence he brought with him. Deng already 84 could not afford to be made look a weak old and fragile he had to stamp out the protests to silence his critics within the government he needed to show to the world that he was still in control of China. A quote to support this is " This also gave Deng a chance to show he was still in power" The second course I fell is almost irrelevant and more a justification than a cause the C.C.P Clamed that they acted in self defence against student thugs and whilst it is likely some soldiers would have been heart this was probably just the C.C.P looking for a justification for the attack I fell the attack would have gone ahead regardless. ...read more.

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The Chinese government see the attack as a thing of the past something to forget historical baggage that the people need to move on past yet there is still a strong felling of sadness and resentment amongst the people about the massacre those cannot forget. We will never no the truth the C.C.P will never turn around and say they were wrong never were the students I personally fell that the students were right for wanting a form of politics that has been proven to work abroad the sad fact that China is slowly realising is that whilst in theory communism is a fantastic idea the man how dreamed it up forgot the nature of humans communism is a dream, that will never work. This has now dawned on China who are now really only communist by name and the lack of democracy yet many very difficult problems still face China today. This coursework was very difficult to do because of the limited nature of reliable sources the sources we did have were unreliable as the journalists had little accesses to the C.C.P and for the same reason we had less sources than we needed. Daniel Mould 10WH history ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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