• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

"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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 essays

  1. What was the Reason for the Communists Victory over The Guomingdang in 1949?

    During the years of the GMD's reign the peasants were treated like dirt. The taxes they had to pay came to around 65% of their total income, these people could not survive on the money they were earning let alone after 65% of it had been taken away.

  2. "Chiang Kai Shek and the KMT had more money, weapons and outside help than ...

    He was also a brilliant tactician both militarily and socially. His leadership skills kept the high morale even though his men were walking forty miles a day. His men also were fighting for a strong believes in communism which gave them an advantage because they were fighting for honour whereas the nationalist's army were conscripts.

  1. To what extent was the Civil War the main factor in the Bolshevik

    Furthermore this view is disapproved by many western revisionist historians "The Russian Civil War was not just the war between the Reds and the Whites...indeed, this war did relatively little to shape the subsequent Soviet regime"4. This contradicts the other statement because the historian is a reliable and respected historian looking back in hindsight.

  2. Why did the Communists win the Civil War?

    This made communication very difficult as well as the distribution of supplies and troops. This helped the communists win the war because the reds never had t an attack that could be sustained for a long period of time, before the whites needed reinforcements which could never come due to

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work