Mao Zedong led communist forces in China through a long revolution beginning in 1927 and ruled the nation's communist government from its establishment in 1949. Along with Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, Mao is considered one of the most significant communist figures of the Cold War.
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Communist dictator Joseph Stalin led the Soviet Union to victory in World War II and employed brutal tactics that resulted in the deaths of millions.
Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) was one of the most influential communist leaders of the 20th century.
Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 1800s.
Discontent, rebellion and social change defined the 1960s in the United States, shaking the country to its core.
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