Chinese Civil War 1945-49

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    China Civil War

    USA & Kuo Mintang VS Communists
  • Soviet entry into the war

  • PLA seize cities under Jp occupation & recieve enermy's surrender & military supplies

  • The Communists expanded territory from 116 to 175 counties

  • CCP won control of 59 cities & countryside

  • Soviet commanders allowed Nationalist troops to be airlifted into Manchurian cities

  • CCP forces almost comepeltely dominated the vast countryside

  • CCP occupied the strategic city of Changchun

  • Nationalist military machine began to sputter - reduction in the actual fighting force

  • Communist army expanding steadily - 1.95m vs KMT's 3.73m

  • Japan replaced China as the cornerstone of USA interests in East Asia

  • Lin Piao's army inflicted losses of 150 000 on the Nationalist army

  • China aid from USA not implemented until 2nd half - "too little & too late"

  • Battle of Huai-hai : 2 Nationalist divisions defected

  • Inflation: grew from 1.3 billion yuan in Jan 1937 to 24,558,999 billion

  • Prices increased by 30% per month

  • KMT lost no less than 200 000 men

  • CKS forced to resign

  • Notes increased by 4524 times since Aug 1948

  • Note issues increased by 4524 times since Aug 1948

  • Shanghai price index rose by 135,742 times since Aug 1948

  • Mao forces occupied Yangtze and Nanking

  • Mao proclaimed the established of the PRC