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19th May '17 8:43:41 PM MAI742
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->'''[[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Mao]]:''' ''[[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Stalin's]] first major error was one as a result of which the Chinese Communist Party was left with one-tenth of the territory that it had. His second error was that, when China was ripe for revolution, he advised us not to rise in revolution and said that if we started a war with [[UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek Jiang Jieshi]] that might threaten the entire nation with destruction.''\\
'''[[UsefulNotes/NikitaKhrushchev Khruschev]]:''' 'Wrong. A nation cannot be destroyed''. \\

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->'''[[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Mao]]:''' Mao]]''': ''[[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Stalin's]] first major error was one as a result of which the Chinese Communist Party was left with one-tenth of the territory that it had. His second error was that, when China was ripe for revolution, he advised us not to rise in revolution and said that if we started a war with [[UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek Jiang Jieshi]] that might threaten the entire nation with destruction.''\\
'''[[UsefulNotes/NikitaKhrushchev Khruschev]]:''' 'Wrong.Khruschev]]''': ''Wrong. A nation cannot be destroyed''. \\
19th May '17 8:30:29 PM MAI742
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'''Mao:''' ''But that is how Stalin's cable read.''

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'''Mao:''' '''Mao''': ''But that is how Stalin's cable read.''



'''1912-1949'''
19th May '17 8:29:40 PM MAI742
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->'''[[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Mao]]:''' [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Stalin's]] first major error was one as a result of which the Chinese Communist Party was left with one-tenth of the territory that it had. His second error was that, when China was ripe for revolution, he advised us not to rise in revolution and said that if we started a war with [[UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek Jiang Jieshi]] that might threaten the entire nation with destruction.\\
'''[[UsefulNotes/NikitaKhrushchev Khruschev]]:''' Wrong. A nation cannot be destroyed. \\
'''Mao:''' But that is how Stalin's cable read.
-->- ''[[http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/112080 July 31, 1958, FIRST CONVERSATION BETWEEN N.S. KHRUSHCHEV AND MAO ZEDONG, HALL OF HUAIZHENTAN (BEIJING)]]''

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->'''[[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Mao]]:''' [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin ''[[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Stalin's]] first major error was one as a result of which the Chinese Communist Party was left with one-tenth of the territory that it had. His second error was that, when China was ripe for revolution, he advised us not to rise in revolution and said that if we started a war with [[UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek Jiang Jieshi]] that might threaten the entire nation with destruction.\\
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'''[[UsefulNotes/NikitaKhrushchev Khruschev]]:''' Wrong. 'Wrong. A nation cannot be destroyed.destroyed''. \\
'''Mao:''' But ''But that is how Stalin's cable read.
read.''
-->- ''[[http://digitalarchive.[[http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/112080 July 31, 1958, FIRST CONVERSATION BETWEEN N.S. KHRUSHCHEV AND MAO ZEDONG, HALL OF HUAIZHENTAN (BEIJING)]]''
(BEIJING)]]
2nd May '17 6:14:24 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* EmbarrassingNickname: As part of his slander toward Chiang Kai-Shek, General Joseph Stilwell coined "Peanut Head" and "Cash-My-Check" nicknames. Ironically, the actual costs of land lease for GMD ''were'' peanuts when compared with all other war efforts, but due to Stilwell's reports it still looked like a waste. What those reports kept ommiting was the fact GMD tied down third of entire Japanese Imperial Army in China.

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* EmbarrassingNickname: As part of his slander toward Chiang Kai-Shek, General Joseph Stilwell coined "Peanut Head" and "Cash-My-Check" the famous "General Cash-My-Check" nicknames. Ironically, the actual costs of land lease for GMD ''were'' peanuts when compared with all other war efforts, but due to Stilwell's reports it still looked like a waste. What those reports kept ommiting was the fact GMD tied down a third of the entire Imperial Japanese Imperial Army in China.China, distracting them from further defending their islands.
2nd May '17 6:13:03 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: General Joseph Stilwell, the main aide send by president Roosevelt, turned out to be this when most of the red tape was eventually removed from the archives. During his entire tenure he made sure to paint Chiang Kai-Shek in the worst possible light in his reports, while greatly boosting his own image as the OnlySaneMan for the American public and top brass. In reality, during his time in China, Stilwell was petty and vindicative and by all accounts, was an extremely stubborn individual with a fierce fixation on "besting" Jiang, or the "peanut", and showing him his "right place". It reached levels of outright malice, as he intentionally didn't leave a single page of briefing for his replacement, General Wedemeyer, while getting rid of most of tactical and strategic data and never meeting the man in person. Although Wedemeyer did his best to improve the situation and even suggested shipping loads of surplus German ammunition and weapons to China, the damage was already done and the American government saw Chiang as a stubborn fool leading an astoundingly corrupt government that was constantly begging for handouts.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: General Joseph Stilwell, the main aide send by president Roosevelt, turned out to be this when most of the red tape was eventually removed from the archives. While Stilwell himself was not a bad general, his desire for glory and increasing hatred of Chiang corrupted him. During his entire tenure he made sure to paint Chiang Kai-Shek in the worst possible light in his reports, while greatly boosting his own image as the OnlySaneMan for the American public and top brass. In reality, during his time in China, Stilwell was petty and vindicative and by all accounts, was an extremely stubborn individual with a fierce fixation on "besting" Jiang, or the "peanut", and showing him his "right place". It reached levels of outright malice, as he intentionally didn't leave a single page of briefing for his replacement, General Wedemeyer, while getting rid of most of tactical and strategic data and never meeting the man in person. Although Wedemeyer did his best to improve the situation and even suggested shipping loads of surplus German ammunition and weapons to China, the damage was already done and the American government saw Chiang as a stubborn fool leading an astoundingly corrupt government that was constantly begging for handouts.
17th Apr '17 2:03:04 AM Jan_z_Michal
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** The 1st American Volunteer Group, also known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Tigers Flying Tigers]], under general Claire Chennault, is among the most famous examples in history. It turned out to be highly efficient unit despite miniscule size. Ironically, while formed as a direct support for Guomindang, it gained a massive propaganda value ''for Americans'', at it became operational just few days after Pearl Harbour, directly engaging and winning with Japanese while American forces were losing ground all over Pacific. Eventually the unit was reformed into "official" US Army Air Force unit. Today its probably mostly known for the iconic shark-teeth nose paint.

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** The 1st American Volunteer Group, also known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Tigers Flying Tigers]], under general Claire Chennault, is among the most famous examples in history. It turned out to be highly efficient unit despite miniscule size. Ironically, while formed as a direct support for Guomindang, it gained a massive propaganda value ''for Americans'', at as it became operational just few days after Pearl Harbour, directly engaging and winning with Japanese while American forces were losing ground all over Pacific. Eventually the unit was reformed into "official" US Army Air Force unit. Today its probably mostly known for the iconic shark-teeth nose paint.
16th Apr '17 6:41:43 PM Wuz
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'''The start of the Civil War'''

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'''The start of the [[UsefulNotes/ChineseCivilWar Civil War'''
War]]'''
18th Mar '17 9:35:01 AM Jan_z_Michal
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* YouAreInCommandNow: Mao eventual ascent as the leader of the Communists was achieved mostly due to the fact everyone else outranking him in the old Party structures or having bigger authority was killed or died during the Long March. The remaining big-wigs were [[AppealToForce quickly]] [[AppealToFear convinced]] by troops loyal to Mao to follow the new boss.
15th Mar '17 7:10:37 AM Jan_z_Michal
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* AStormIsComing: The short period between Japanese surrender and the resumption of the civil war was relatively peaceful (at least when compared with the slaughter going for past 12 years), but everyone was aware it won't last for long. GMD used that time to desperately sotrage as much supplies as they could, fully knowing they will have to abandon certain areas pretty quick.

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* AStormIsComing: The short period between Japanese surrender and the resumption of the civil war was relatively peaceful (at least when compared with the slaughter going for past 12 years), but everyone was aware it won't last for long. GMD used that time to desperately sotrage storage as much supplies and conscript as many people as they could, fully knowing they will have to abandon certain areas pretty quick.soon. Meanwhile, Communists were forming entire divisions using Japanese hardware handled over by Soviets.
15th Mar '17 7:07:52 AM Jan_z_Michal
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* ArmiesAreEvil: Warlord armies were, as a rule, brutal and corrupt. Many often attacked villages for loot,

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* ArmiesAreEvil: Warlord armies were, as a rule, brutal and corrupt. Many often attacked villages for loot, loot or just to get food.


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* {{Plunder}}: After capturing Manchuria from Japanese, Red Army troops were busy dismantling in a systematic way everything that wasn't nailed to the ground and shipping it directly to war-torn Soviet Union. And when they were done with that, they've also dismantled sizable part of the railway lines Japanese build there since the proclaimation of Manchukuo.


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* PuppetState: Japanese were setting those up in controlled territories to give a more friendly facade to their rule and then exploited them ruthlessly. The most prominent case was Manchukuo, established in 1932 with Pu-Yi, the last Manchu emperor of China (deposed as a little boy), as it's formal ruler.


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* AStormIsComing: The short period between Japanese surrender and the resumption of the civil war was relatively peaceful (at least when compared with the slaughter going for past 12 years), but everyone was aware it won't last for long. GMD used that time to desperately sotrage as much supplies as they could, fully knowing they will have to abandon certain areas pretty quick.
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