1. Origins and Rise to Power: 1921-1949
1911 Revolution, Yuan Shikai, Warlords, May Fourth Movement, Creation of the CCP, United Front, Shanghai Massacre, Jiangxi Soviet, Long March, Yanan Years, War with Japan, Chinese Civil War
Lesson 1: What was China like in the early 20th century?
1911 Revolution, Puyi, Yuan Shikai, Dec 1912 elections, Song Jiaoren, 21 Demands 1915, May Fourth Demonstrations, Warlord Period, CCP, Chen Duxiu, KMT, United Front, Northern Expedition, Shanghai Massacres.
Lesson 2: How did Mao become leader of the CCP?
Early life, Student Life, Joining the CCP, United Front Years, Jiangxi Soviet, Long March, Yanan Years.
Lesson 3: How did the Japanese Invasion Strengthen the Communists?
Manchuria, Zhang Xueliang, Xian Incident, Second United Front, Marco Polo Bridge Incident, Conduct of KMT during the War, Conduct of the CCP during the War.
Lesson 4: Why did the Communists win the Civil War?
Causes of the Civil War, A divided country, legacy of conflict, failure of US diplomacy, Key events and phases of the Civil War, Strengths and Weaknesses of the CCP/KMT in 1946, Reasons for victory.
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