The Long March
- Mao led his Red Army on a 9,000 km retreat across much of China.
- He lost 3/4ths of his army
- eventually they settle in the North (Shensi) where he forms the Yenan Soviet
- The CCP began to gain power due to their resistance of the Japanese while the Kuomintang was more worried about fighting the CCP
During the Long March in 1934 Mao led the Red Army on a nine thousand kilometre retreat across the majority of China, and in doing so he lost three quarters of his military forces. The remaining troops eventually ended up settling in Northern China (Shensi) wherre Mao proceeded to form the Yenan Soviet. Following these events, the CCP began to attain due as a result of being resistant to the Japanese. On the other hand the Kuomintang had focused their sights on different objectives, as they intended to fight the CCP.