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1 Communist Triumph in China
Civil War leads to Communism

2 Communist Party Forms 1920 intellectuals meet to discuss Marx’s ideas
They form Communist Party Mao Zedong one of the founders Lenin’s Bolshevik example is studied

3 Nationalist Government
1928- Nationalist Government is recognized by England & United States Promised democracy & political rights Became corrupt & oppressive China falls into Civil War Communists vs. Nationalists

4 China & World War II Japanese invades China in 1937
Civil war temporarily stops 2 groups unite to fight Japanese Nationalists & Communists


6 NATIONALIST Leader Jiang Jieshi

7 Nationalists Communists
Foreign Support: U.S.A U.S.S.R Area Ruled: Southern Northern Public Support Weak, poor economy Strong, promised inflation land reform Military Organization Ineffective, Corrupt Experienced, motivated Leader Jiang Jieshi Mao Zedong

8 Communist Territory

9 China’s Civil War 1946-1949 China’s economy was collapsing due to WWII
Communists promised land reform to peasants Nationalists had a larger army & more money

10 Nationalists Money was taken by corrupt officers
US sent Jiang Jieshi $1.5 Billion Money was taken by corrupt officers Fought few battles against Japanese--saved themselves for Civil War

11 Communist Victory Mao finally wins control in 1949 Declares China:
“People’s Republic of China”

12 Nationalists Flee China
Jiang Jieshi flees to island of Taiwan U.S. backs new Government of Taiwan Communist victory is viewed as a threat in the Far East for USA

13 Why did the Communists win?

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