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Mao Zedong

Leader of the People's Republic of China from 1949-1976.

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b. December 26, 1893 - d. September 9, 1976

Mao Zedong was the influential leader of the Chinese communist party, and the subsequent leader of the People’s Republic of China 1949-1976. On his decision, the Chinese unofficially entered the conflict on the side of North Korea.

Co-founder, Chinese Communist Party, 1921; Leader, People’s Republic of China, 1949-1976