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The Chinese Civil War 1945-49

Author: Michael J Lynch
Publisher: Oxford ; Long Island City, NY : Osprey Pub., 2010.
Series: Essential histories (Osprey Publishing), 61.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between the end of World War II and the dawn of the Cold War, one of the most important conflicts in modern history reached its climax. With China's Japanese occupiers now defeated, the long struggle between Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists and Mao Zedong's Communists exploded into an intense, bloody and ruthlessly fought civil war. By 1949 the Nationalist government was defeated and in exile in Taiwan, and the new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Lynch
ISBN: 9781841766713 1841766712 9781849084635 1849084637
OCLC Number: 436030167
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, color plans ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chronology --
The warring sides: Nationalists and Communists --
The fighting --
Portrait of a soldier: Press gangs and coercion in the civil war--
The great protagonists: Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong --
The world around war: The roles of the Soviet Union and the USA --
Why the war was won and lost --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Essential histories (Osprey Publishing), 61.
Responsibility: Michael Lynch.

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Out of the ashes of Imperial China, arose two contenders to lead a reformed nation - the Chinese Nationalist Party, the Kuomintang, and the Chinese Communist Party. In 1927, the clash between these  Read more...

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