The Chinese Civil War - overview

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1. Why did Chiang fail in the 'Struggle for Manchuria'?

  • Chiang's administrators took little notice of the local people
  • Communists turned their bases into strongholds
  • All of the above
  • Chiang's forces were 'sucked' into the province and found themselves under counterattack
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2. How did the Nationalists become weakened from within?

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

3. When does the civil war begin?

  • August 1946
  • June 1946
  • May 1946
  • July 1946

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

  • He wanted to access the success of his campaign
  • He wanted to capture Beijing despite no military importance
  • He wanted to give Chiang a head start
  • He wanted to give time for his forces to regroup

5. Where did Chiang flee to?

  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Taiwan
  • Korea

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