Why Was The Long March Significance

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How Significant was the Long March in order for the CCP to establish power in 1949?

Before the Long March, there was a conflicting and war torn infrastructure between political parties and warlords. At the time of the creation of the communist party in 1921, the Guomindang, the most powerful single force in China, were seeking to unite the county under Chiang Kai-Shek’s leadership. The Communists who were on the brink of annihilation, had been persecuted and forced into the countryside by the GMD because they were seen as a threat.

P1 and p2 show that the LM was Significant

Paragraph 1 – Development of Communism/ideology
Firstly, the Long March was significant for the CCP to establish power because it enabled them to develop their
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More importantly, women needed to go on the long march as a way of surviving. There were approximately 30,000 wounded and sick men, women and children left behind to the vengeance of the nationalist enemy. Men and women were all seen as “comrades in arms” and by becoming a revolutionary, a woman was able to shed the bonds of the past and seek a new way of …show more content…
During the Long March, Mao was established as the leader of the Communist Party. He was singled out as the strongest at the time. After the failure of Otto Braun, due to his lack of original tactics, Mao was chosen as the successor to leadership despite the fact that Mao himself had been replaced by Braun as leader of the first army in 1931. Members of the Red Army marched with Mao. He used twisting, moving patterns and split up the army into smaller groups which were harder to track. Mao led the first of the armies to reach the final destination despite how hard the journey was. Their lives were spared, therefore Mao made them feel like heroes. Therefore, Mao had proved himself along the Long March, enabling his power to be cemented as the leader of the CCP. This shows the significance of the Long March in establishing power in 1949.

OCR booklet

¥ Mao’s leadership during the LM “showed his Red Army to be heroes”
¥ He was given credit/people praised him for leading the first of the armies to reach the final destination.
¥ Tactics; Splitting up into smaller groups (meaning that their lives were spared), twisting moving patterns
¥ As a result of Mao’s successful twisting moving patterns and splitting up, it cemented Mao’s power

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