Civil War 1945–1949 (Jiěfàng Zhànzhēng 解放战争)|Jiěfàng Zhànzhēng 解放战争 (Civil War 1945–1949)
Thomas P. DOLAN
The original caption for this photograph read: “Eighty million Chinese Communists who inhabit thousands of square miles of Northern China and are ruled, in spite of the Kuomintang (Government of Free China), by Mao Tse-Tung and his Communist Armies.” NATIONAL ARCHIVES.
The Chinese Civil War was a competition for power between Chiang Kai-shek’s more city-based Nationalist forces and Mao Zedong’s more rural Chinese Communist Party. Both sides sought to control and unify China. While Chiang