Chinese Civil War
Updated: 2/11/2021
Chinese Civil War

Storyboard Text

  • Revolution of 1911
  • We want China to be modern! No more dynasties!
  • May Fourth Revolution
  • We want a new government now! We want change!
  • Mao Zedong - Peasants
  • My people, now is the time to rise up and overthrow our oppressors. We must unite as one people to succeed
  • With the people frustrated with the Qing Dynasty, they band together and overthrow it, creating the Republic of China, led by the Kuomintang (the nationalist party)
  • Chinese Civil War
  • We want Communism!!
  • We want Democracy!
  • The people want change from Yuan Shikai's rule. Some want democracy while others want communism. They all agree that they want a strong and modern government
  • The Long March
  • Do not fear, my people. We will be back and we will be stronger than ever
  • Mao Zedong, a communist, promises that he will lead the people against their oppressive leaders. He promises to represent the peasantry and gains the support of Lenin, a Russian communist.
  • Japanese Invasion
  • With the Chinese distracted, they will never see this coming
  • Nationalists kill the Communist leaders, in hopes of stopping a revolution. This along with the Shangai Massacre only strenghten the Communist cause. The Nationalists elect Jiang Jieshi as President.
  • With certain defeat nearing, Mao Zedong orders the retreat of the 100,000 communists, avoiding an encirclement from the Kuomintang. Thousands die during this retreat.
  • With the Chinese people infighting, the Japanese saw this as a perfect opportunity to invade. The Communists and Nationalists banded together to stave off the invasion.