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How long did the Chinese Civil War last?

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How long did the Chinese Civil War last?

Xi'an Incident:

On December 12, 1936, Generals Zhang Xueliang and Yang Hucheng arrested Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek at a military meeting in Northeast China. While under his command, the two generals took a desperate gamble to force their leader to recognize Japan as the larger threat to China. After his arrest, Zhou Enlai, a communist envoy, met with the leaders, Kai-shek included, and by December 25, 1936, an agreement was reached to form a Second United Front to confront the Japanese (bringing a brief halt to the civil war).

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The Chinese Civil War lasted over a period of twenty-three years, with fifteen of those years in actual combat between the nationalists and the...

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Chinese Civil War: Summary, Facts & Timeline
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This lesson will discuss information regarding the early days of the Cold War in Asia. The following information will provide a wealth of source material on the Chinese Civil War (timeline included).


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