The Chinese Civil War - overview

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1. What delayed Mao's decision to travel south after the Huaihai campaign?

  • He wanted to capture Beijing despite no military importance
  • He wanted to give time for his forces to regroup
  • He wanted to give Chiang a head start
  • He wanted to access the success of his campaign
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2. What Nationalist 'victory' improved morale momentarily?

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

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

  • Destroyed the airstrips
  • Torture key pilots into providing the Communists with essential intelligence
  • Received anti-air guns from USSR
  • Mao authorized communist pilots to repair and use damaged Nationalist planes

4. How many Nationalist troops were there at the beginning of the civil war?

  • 15 million
  • 5 million
  • 10 million
  • 7.5 million

5. How many troops did Chiang send to defend the vital railway link at Jinzhou at the start of the Liaoshen campaign?

  • nearly 250,000
  • 500,000
  • 250,000 exactly
  • over 250,000

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