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History of the PRC – Part Eighteen Posted by on May 7, 2011

With Mao Zedong (毛泽东) in control of the Communist Party (中共) and Chiang Kai-shek (蒋介石) leading the Kuomintang (国民党), China was still in the midst of a devastating civil war during World War II. The Second United Front had come to an end, and the separate factions were unable to cooperate with each other in…

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History of the PRC – Part Fifteen Posted by on Mar 4, 2011

After the Nanjing Massacre, the city of Wuhan became the political, economic, and military center of China. With the fall of Shanghai and Nanjing, this city on the Yangtze River (长江 – Cháng jiāng) was basically the wartime capital of China, and Chinese focused their efforts on defending it. Japanese forces believed that if they…

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History of the PRC – Part Thirteen Posted by on Jan 12, 2011

When we last left off, the CCP and KMT had ceased fighting with each other, albeit temporarily, to fight together against Japan. For years now, a civil war had been raging within China’s borders and little attention had been paid to its neighbor to the East, thanks to a policy of “first internal pacification before…

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