In the 1930 s, japan wanted to extend their empires the gmd and ccp joined together to fight against a common goal but this alliance was like the soviet and. In 1949 the ccp took power- y y this was a major event because the worlds largest country turned communist. y y 1949-1953 period when ccp tries to rebuild china after years of devastation y. Socialist transformation , c. 1953-61, esp. the great leap forward (1958-60) Industry was nationalized china still looks like as the same steps the soviet. Union took. y collectivization began to run into trouble- lack of peasant support also a lack of qualified experts to implement the parties politics. European counties. y after great leap mao still remained leader of the communist party but he lost most of his power. The second revolution , c. 1962-76, esp. the great proletarian cultural. Revolution (1965-77). y this happened because he grew suspicious of people in the party y.