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FC: China and The Long March | By: Muna Mohamed
1: THE lONG MARCH WAS A MARCH THAT HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN BY THE COMMUNIST WHO WANTED TO ESCAPE THE CHINIESE NATIONALIST PARTY ARMIES OF CHIANG KAI-SHEK DURNING 1930S
2: Between 1937 and 1945, Mao and his soldiers fought A new enemy in Japan
3: 85,000 communists began the march and 10,000 survived throughout the whole journey. The Chinese communists had been the strongest in the south central province in Hunan. The Long March was conducted through difficult environment and awful weather, and the Communist troops (known as the Red Army) were focused to many attacks along the way.
4: The Route of the Long March
5: The Long March was third longer than was necessary as Mao dragged the Red Army in a huge loop so he could go near the Soviet border to receive arms because the Soviets said that whoever made first contact with them would be recognized as the leader of the Chinese Communist Party.
6: Dear Mom, Im still alive in the Long march. The environment is horrible and the weather is really bad. So far 10,000 of us survived throughout the whole march.but several, various Communist armies in the south escaped to the north and west. However were are still watching out for any attacks that can occur. Hopefully this march is going to last 368 days and covered 9,650 kilometers (about 6,000 miles).The soldiers were often hungry, on the verge of starving, some times eating grass and woody plants they could forage. Sincerely, Mao your lovely son
8: Dear Dad Its the winter and people are suffering in the cold. The long march medic who talked to the Los angels Times recalled getting hit by a nighttime snowstorm before he and his comrades could build a fire .While the members climbed beneath a pile of canvas and huddle together, one young solider insisted on keeping watch. By morning he had frozen to death which was really horrible. more than 300 soldiers became snow blind. The March is becoming more horrible and we are losing many soldiers. Sincerely, Mao
10: Dear Mom and Dad Hello mom and dad im writing this letter to let know you that the Long march ended. The Soldiers didn’t have enough clothes to keep them warm. Women were told to return because there wasn’t enough food to feed them. Barely a month after the marchers were told their journey was over they were told to pack up and prepare to continue