In August 1945, World War II was over, and China was liberated after suffering for years under harsh Japanese military rule. But a new war was about to begin. Over the next four years, China would endure a brutal civil war as the Nationalists, who had ruled China before the war against Japan, and their longtime enemies the Communists battled it out to the bitter end. The ultimate Communist victory over the Nationalists brought a massive revolution to Chinese society and even more suffering to the Chinese people.
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Meeting the enemy A revolutionary past From outlaws to conquerors The Communists invade Manchuria Marshall's mission The hearts and minds of the people Decisive battles Communist victory The revolution continues.