China Lecture 1

Maos hundred flowers campaign of 1956 encouraged

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Unformatted text preview: CCP, reinforcing its ideology of a peasant- oriented communism of the masses - The war also forged a strong Communist military, the People's Liberation Army (PLA), geared to fight the enemy and win public support ! A Nascent form of Communism (Note the difference) - The Chinese birth of communication is quite different form the Soviet experience, in which a small group of urban intellectuals seized control of the state through a coup detat. - CCP and PLA were a new state and regime in the making ! The Establishment and Consolidation of a Communist Regime - The end of World War II found the CCP much strengthened and the KMT in disarray. - The Communists now commanded the support of much of the countryside, while the KMT's traditional urban base of support was shattered by war and tired of Nationalist corruption - Communist attacks quickly routed the KMT, and in 1949 the Communist forces entered Beijing unopposed and established the People's Republic of China (PRC) - Chiang and the remnants of the KMT fled to the island of Taiwan, declaring themselves the true government of China- which the...
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