Chinese Revolution

By Elisha Ahn, Carson Bowman, and John Ta

Who?

Ching Kai-shek ruled China. After WWII, the Japanese were forced out of the country. Many people supported Ching for his opposition to the Japanese rule during WWII. However, weak and corrupt government led to the rise of Mao Zedong's communist party.

What?

For two years, the Southern Nationalists and the Northern Communists fought for control in China. The United States attempted to create peace between the two parties; however, internal and external support gave the Northern Communists the upper hand.

When?

From 1944 to 1947, the two opposing leaders fought over control in China. In 1947, fighting broke out and the Nationalists were forced out by the Communists.

Where?

As a result of WW2, the northern half of China came under Communist rule, and the southern and western part of the country remained under Nationalist rule. After the conflict ended the Communists took control of all the Chinese provinces.

Why?

The Communists in China were not satisfied with only having the Northern half of China. They wanted to expand, but the Southerners and the U.S were against them. They took advantage of the poor, and corrupt government in the South to win all of China.