Chinese Civil War Essay

617 Words Mar 31st, 2012 3 Pages
WHAT CAUSED THE CHINESE CIVIL WAR?

Cases of Chinese Civil war can be divided into long and short term causes. 1. Struggle for power since 1927 between Nationalists and Communists 2. Chiang Kai-shek had tried to eradicate members of CCP 3. Japanese War unite CCP and GMD. However, Chiang Kai-shek couldn't accept Communists as his partners so he attack Communist forces in the south. 4. Polarized society
Short term: 1. Divided country 2. Revolutional spirit 3.
The Chinese Civil War (1927 – 1949/1950) was a civil war fought between the Kuomintang (KMT or Chinese Nationalist Party), the governing party of the Republic of China, and the Communist Party of China (CPC) (also known as CCP - Chinese Communist Party),[6] for the control of China
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It is observed that the Yan'an Rectification Movement that remolded the Chinese Communist Party, the June 1946 ceasefire called by United States special envoy George Marshall that disrupted Nationalist China's efforts to defeat the Communists in Northeast China, the worsening social and economic problems in Nationalist controlled areas, the handover of the captured artillery from Kanto Army to the People's Liberation Army (as footnoted in United Nations General Assembly Resolution 505), and the inconsistent American aid to the Nationalists all contributed to the downfall of the Republic of China in Mainland China in less than 5 years.
To this day, since no armistice or peace treaty has ever been signed, the PRC still actively claims Taiwan as part of its territory and continues military threats to Taiwan, the ROC also has mutual claim on mainland China, and both continues the fight over diplomatic recognition, there is debate on whether the Civil War has legally ended.[8] The war of weapons has given way to a war of words. Today, the war (such as it is) occurs on the political and economic fronts in the form of cross-Strait relations. The

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