Re: CCP victory in 1949

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Posted by Historian A ( on April 16, 2002 at 01:31:53:

In Reply to: Re: CCP victory in 1949 posted by Yutopian on March 20, 2001 at 20:02:50:

: : This question relates to the CCP's victory in 1949 and the failure of the GMD. If this interests you as it does me, do you think their victory was more because the GMD was too weak or was it because they were too strong a party to be defeated by any party as strong as the GMD?
: : Your help in evaluating this question would be very much appreciated.

: The GuoMing Party was out-numbered by the Communist Party,
: as there are always more poor than rich. However, the GuoMing Party
: was backed by the US and would have more advanced weapons. Unfortunately,
: Unfortunately, the GMD was allegedly corrupted and the funds from US never
: made it to the battle fields.

The loss of the war by the GMD was because CCP were too strong. They had the support of the peasants, and a strong charismatic leader. The GMD army, although large in number and in funds lacked the spirit that was neccessary to win the war. This war can be compared to many wars, for example the Vietnam war, where a large army with lots of funds took on a smaller army that on the surface appeared less capable. The americans lost for virtually the same reason, support of the peasants. Every single vietnamese, even those who appeared to be supporting the americans, were in fact for the Viet Cong. The Vietcong had a strong leader also.

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