The Chinese Civil War - overview

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1. What did the communists do to weaken the Nationalist's superior air power?

  • Mao authorized communist pilots to repair and use damaged Nationalist planes
  • Destroyed the airstrips
  • Received anti-air guns from USSR
  • Torture key pilots into providing the Communists with essential intelligence
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2. Why did Chiang fail in the 'Struggle for Manchuria'?

  • Chiang's forces were 'sucked' into the province and found themselves under counterattack
  • All of the above
  • Communists turned their bases into strongholds
  • Chiang's administrators took little notice of the local people

3. What Nationalist 'victory' improved morale momentarily?

  • Yanan captured
  • Shanghai captured
  • Manchuria captured
  • Beijing captured

4. How did the Nationalists become weakened from within?

  • Many top ranking commanders became moles for the communists
  • All of the above
  • Increased Desertion
  • Constant failures damaged morale of infantry

5. Where did Chiang flee to?

  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Taiwan
  • Korea


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