Wed, 29 November 2006
Mao and the Chinese Communist Party's victory was both psychological and physical. The psychological is a combination of power vacuum in rural China, the incompetency of the GMD, and the populist policies of Mao. The majority of this episode is my opinion on why the final reason is the most important. The physical relies on 3 major campaigns conducted by the Communists: Liaoshen, Huaihai, and Pingjin. The final few minutes of this episode discuss this Chinese Civil War (1945-1949).
For more information, read:
Mao's China and After by Maurice Meisner
Dictionary of Battles by David Chandler
ABC Clio: Chinese Civil War
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