By Elisha Ahn, Carson Bowman, and John Ta
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.
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.
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.