The Long March, 1934
- Mao led his Red Army on a 9,000km retreat across China
- Lost 75% of his army
- Settle in the north (Shensi) where he forms the Yenan Soviet
- Chinese Communist Party began to gain power due to their resistance of the Japanese
- Kuomintang was more worried about fighting the Chinese Communist Party
- Act quickly for decisive conclusions to battle
- Concentrate forces
- Take advantage of enemies limitations (ie. being a foreigner; having limited resources)
- Ability to move quickly and be flexible
- Using hit and run style tactics
- Using the locals for help
In 1934, Mao Zedong led his Red Army on a long retreat across China. Most of his army was lost on this retreat, but Mao and the Chinese Communist Party began to gain power and the Kuomintang began to fear them. Mao's tactics of guerrilla warfare were tricky and successful.
Question: Why was Guerilla Warfare so successful?