THE BREAKDOWN OF GMD/CCP UNITED FRONT
Japanese forces surrendered as a result of US atomic bombs, advancing of USSR in the north and resistance of Chinese forces.
Both GMD + CCP knew war was inevitable however both needed time to regroup.
Divisions in China after WWII
1945 - GMD claimed to be central govt. while only controlling south-west China
- Japan still controlled north/central China - cities waiting to surrender
- CCP held their stronghold of Yan'an
- Soviets entered Manchuria in August
Foreign influence = key role in acknowledging GMD as legitimate government. GMD accepted Japanese surrender. America helped GMD re-establish control.
Attempts to Aoid Civil War
Foreign influence = US + USSR forced GMD/CCP into peace talks to avoid war.
Mao + Chiang wanted to…