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The Long March! Pt-3

The Long March! The Long March was a massive military retreat undertaken by the Red Army of the Chinese Communist Party, the forerunner of the People's Liberation Army, to evade the pursuit of the Kuomintang (KMT or Chinese Nationalist Party) army. There was not one Long March, but a series of marches, as various Communist armies in the south escaped to the north and west. The most well known is the march from Jiangxi province which began in October 1934. The First Front Army of the Chinese Soviet Republic, led by an inexperienced military commission, was on the brink of complete annihilation by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's troops in their stronghold in Jiangxi province. The Communists, under the eventual command of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, escaped in a circling retreat to the west and north, which reportedly traversed some 12,500 kilometers (8,000 miles) over 370 days


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_March

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/long_march_1934_to_1935.htm

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Added: Aug-11-2010 Occurred On: Aug-11-2010
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Tags: The Long March, China, Communism, CCP, Mao Zedong, The Red Army, World war 2, Chiang Kai-Shek, Chinese Soviet Republic, Persecution, Japan, Conflict, Death, Civil War, Taiwan
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