Chinese Communist Revolution

The Chinese Communist Revolution, known in mainland China as the War of Liberation, was the conflict, led by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chairman Mao Zedong, that resulted in the proclamation of the People's Republic of China, on 1 October 1949. The revolution began in 1946 after the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–45) and was the second part of the Chinese Civil War (1945–49).[4]

Chinese Communist Revolution
中国人民解放战争
(Chinese People's War of Liberation)
反共衛國戡亂戰爭
(National Protection War against the Communist Rebellion)
第二次國共內戰 / 第二次国共内战
(Second Kuomintang-Communist Civil War)
Part of the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949)
Part of the Cold War (1947–1991)

People's Liberation Army occupies the Presidential Palace in Nanjing. April, 1949
Date1945–1950[lower-alpha 1][lower-alpha 2]
(4 years, 4 months and 1 week)
Location
China
Result
Belligerents

Supported by:
Eastern Bloc


Supported by:
Western Bloc

Commanders and leaders
Strength
  • 1,270,000 (Sep 1945)
  • 2,800,000 (Jun 1948)
  • 4,000,000 (Jun 1949)
  • 4,300,000 (Jul 1946)
  • 3,650,000 (Jun 1948)
  • 1,490,000 (Jun 1949)
Casualties and losses
250,000 in three campaigns 1.5 million in three campaigns[3]

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