History of China

What made China become communist?

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11/20/2014

There were several reasons China chose Communism. First of all, the Nationalist government had been very corrupt, and the Chinese Communist Party continued to build grass roots support during the civil war that ensued after World War II. Second, with the defeat of the Axis, Stalin occupied Manchuria until he could pass it over to the Communist forces. Years of distrust between the opposing sides in the war, meant a coalition government would be impossible, therefore after several decisive battles, the Communists won control of China.