20081029 - demobilized rapidly 80-90 reduction Rush to...

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KMT got airlifted to back to areas. US heavily involved. KMT given the surrender of Japanese troops by US forces Embarrassingly, even after defeat, Japanese still administrated some areas because of the differences between KMT and Communists, as well as chaos of war. Question Edward Rice saying that the US never stopped supporting Chiang. Prof thinks US helped only to prevent the expected annihilation of the Nationalist forces. Chinese Communist towards the end of war, expected a decade of struggle. End came relatively quickly. Why Nationalist collapse so quickly? Had relatively modernized military and advantage in troop strength. Essentially several explanations: betrayed by US? Did not provide enough military aid? US
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Unformatted text preview: demobilized rapidly, 80-90% reduction. Rush to demobilize war machine to direct back to civilian productivity. So perhaps no military strength to provide. US gave military advice that Chiang declined/rejected, against northern campaign. Strategic and political errors by Chiang. Nationalist perceived as returning back to cities to exploit. Purges by Nationalist were alienating them from the middle classes. WW2 effect was weird, somehow strengthened Communist but weakened Nationalist. Despite Chiang being held as the hero of the war, George Washington of the East....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2010 for the course JMC JMC301 taught by Professor Falkenheim during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto.

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