The Civil War

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  • Created on: 11-12-10 17:58

The war was fought between the GMD & the CCP 

The victory against Japan was most due to the US' involvement, not China.

China's economy: weak, collapsed, vulnerable, corrupt and unstable.


Stats: 60 million homeless, and 1.3 mil killed -S.J.W

Chiang (responsible for re-building China after S.J.W)

  • pumped all money into the army to gain military power. 
  • Domestically weak position - especially in 1945
  • fearful of losing his power, became more repressive, in a desperate attempt to maintain his role he adopts the 1936 revised constitution - laying down more left wing ideas: universal sufferage, equality of the people, (everyone votes) and elections.  However he doesn't follow through with it and instead increases terror and the secret police. 
  • Chiang's tolerance of the CCP decreased as his power increased.

The civil war continued intermittently until the 2 S.J.W interrupted it, resulting in the two parties forming a Second United Front.

GMD

  • The victory against Japan was most due to the US' involvement, not China.
  • Within less than 2 year after the Sino-Japanese war, the KMT received 4.43 billions dollars from the US - most of them was military aid.

The CCP

  • After the S.J.W the power balance became more profitable for the Chinese Communist Party. (Their main

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