02-16 China and Korea - China and Korea 16 February 2006...

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China and Korea 16 February 2006 Civil war in China coming to a conclusion Nationalists – Jiang Jie Shi (Chaing-Kai-Shek) Communists – Mao Zedung Began as a guerilla army By 1930s represented sizeable force We provided Nationalist aid to avoid Communist victory Problems: Most money ended up in the accounts of Party officials Jiang’s party was extremely unpopular Non democratic Did nothing for the people 2 things we stress: do something about corruption need to start enacting programs that will actually cause people to support you Neither objective succeeded Jiang unwilling to reform Truman himself called Jiang’s government a bunch of “grafters and crooks” By 1947 Communists were on the verge of victory People siding with Mao 1948 US Government cut off all aid to Nationalists Prepared for inevitable – communists would win, accept it End of 1949 Inevitable came Jiang and others forced off mainland China to island of Formosa (Taiwan)
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