12-6 From Civil War to the Dilemmas of Victory 1945-1960

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Greg J. Gallagher 6 December 2006 From Civil War to the Dilemmas of Victory 1945-1960 War with Japan Strengthens Chinese Communists Hurts Nationalists o Politically Weakened the Nationalists vs. Ideologically honed Communists o State expansion/economic development Both Nationalists and Communists expand and built the state Communists in the North, Northwest Nationalist in the Southwest Places that had been at the fringes of state control and economic growth now at the center o War and revolution Communists take advantage Implement effective policies for transforming and bettering material conditions in areas under their control, with broad- based support The Civil War (1945-1949) (Nationalists vs. Communists) o Did the Nationalists loose or did the Communists win? The communists won Nationalists loose Start out with lots of support after 1945 Popular support rapidly erodes Corrupt takeover of former Japanese-held territory Economic Chaos—rampant inflation
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