READING QUESTIONS Chapter 34 – Rebirth & Revolution: Nation-building in East Asia & the Pacific Rim 1. Identify key reasons for the political stability and enormous economic growth of Japan after World War II. [p813-814, 815-819] 2. What can explain the tremendous success of small nations such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore as well as the major port of Hong Kong after World War II? [p819-823] 3. Explain why the Communists and not the Guomindang (Nationalist Party) achieved permanent success in China. [p823-826] 4. In what ways did Mao Zedong fail to bring prosperity to the Chinese people under his communist program? [p825-830] 5. Identify the gains or lack thereof that women achieved in China as a result of the Chinese Revolution and the rule of China by the Communist Party. [p827-828] 6. The Vietnam War, in a way, lasted from 1945 until 1975. [p830-834] a. What were the different reasons for French and the US involvement in the Vietnam War? b. What were the final outcomes of the Vietnam War for Vietnam?