9 Rise of the PRC

9 Rise of the PRC - Rise of the People's Republic of China...

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Rise of the People’s Republic of China 1) The Roots of the Chinese Civil War a) KMT vs. CCP 2) U.S. Relations with the Chiang’s Regime a) U.S. back Chiang 1943 b) Mme Chiang Kai-Shek promotes the Nationalist Chinese cause in the US during WWII c) The Champion of Nationalist China: Henry Luce – publisher of Time Magazine i) Son of missionaries in China d) The Advisor Loses Faith – General Joseph Stilwell i) Accuses Chiang’s regime of: (1) Nepotism (2) Corruption (3) Squandering US aid (4) Poor military strategy 3) The Failure of U.S. Mediation a) The “Dixie Mission” – Yenan, autumn 1944 i) Operated in “rebel territory,” a detached US military unit was sent to Yenan to help the Communists rescue downed American flyers, and to lay the groundwork for a rapprochement b/t the Communists and Nationalists b) Bridging the Gap 1944 i) Ambassador Patrick Hurley was worried that the Communists in China
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