THE CHINESE CIVIL WAR. First Phase 1927-1937. Objectives. What were the strategies and objectives of the GMD and the Communists during the Ten Years Civil War that lasted from 1927 to 1937?
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First Phase 1927-1937
"Red terror ought to be our reply to these counter-revolutionaries. We must, especially in the war zones and in the border areas, deal immediately, swiftly with every kind of counter-revolutionary activity."
After the Northern Expedition, Chiang marries Soong Meiling
The three Soong Sisters. Meiling was married to Chiang Kai Shek, Chingling was the widow of Sun Yat-sen (she was also a Communist sympathizer) and Ailing was married to HH Kung, the wealthiest man in China.
"The Japanese are a disease of the skin; the communists are a disease of the heart."
In December 1936, Chiang went to Xi’an to direct fighting against the Communists