"Well, in 1911 there was a military revolt led by the republic army where the people wanted to end the rule of dynasties."
"After this, there was a man of the name Sun Yat-sen who was the father of the Republic of China and founded the nationalist party which means pro-China."
"Is that why China is called the People's Republic of China?" "No, he died in 1925 and later in 1949 at the end of the civil warMao stole the name and called us the Republic of China, Sun yat-sen just wanted Republic of China, but don't get ahead of the story."
"Now where was I? Oh, yes, after Sun Yat-sen died one of his successors was a man named Jiang Jieshi. He was an important leader of the civil war against the communists and even got them to retreat. This retreat took them so long it was called The Long March."
"Grandpa, doesn't that mean the nationalist party was winning?" "Jack stop interrupting, and no the nationalist party still lost to the communists."
"One of the reasons the communists won was because of the Battle of Huai Hai. This was a crushing defeat for the nationalists and had the most casualties. Ironically this one of the few battles Mao didn't use guerrilla warfare."