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"The Red Army was the main reason why the communists won the civil war

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"The Red Army was the main reason why the communists won the civil war?" The Red army was a significant factor to the communists winning the civil war, but was it the most important? The Red army was a vital part of the communist victory. ...read more.

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Mao gained this support by being kinder to the peasants than his opponent Chiang Kai Shek. Mao taught the peasants how to defend themselves and fight off enemies. He didn't impose taxes and his army was made to be polite and courteous. The peasants support allowed Mao's men somewhere to stay and also meant that Chiang's army was lost and on its own. ...read more.

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For example when first trying to defend against the communists he over extended his troops in the north allowing the communists to attack the cities. The Red army was a vital part to the civil war winning many battles, however I feel that other reasons were just as important. For example the Peasants support. Without it the army wouldn't have known directions etc and therefore wouldn't have even made it to the battles. Peter Hillyard 10P ...read more.

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