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 access the success of his campaign
  • He wanted to give time for his forces to regroup
  • He wanted to capture Beijing despite no military importance
  • He wanted to give Chiang a head start
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2. How did the Nationalists become weakened from within?

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

3. What Nationalist 'victory' improved morale momentarily?

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

4. How many civilians died during the war (including famine and disease)?

  • 6 million
  • 8 million
  • 12 million
  • 10 million

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

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


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