1946 - this was the start of the civil war, it started when the always rickety GMD-CCP aliance finally broke down and chiang began a major campaign to recover Manchuria, with many parts being controlled by the communists.
1946 - 1947 - the struggle for Manchuria, this was one of the campaigns by the GMD. chiangs two main reasons to takt=e Mancuria were...
- it would mean an early knockout blow to the communists bringing a rapid and successful end to the war
- its recovery would mean that the nationalists would have the most industrial area back under their control
although the GMD moved in 200,000 troops into the area and applied fierce pressure…