Zedong and the CCP went on a historical journey which would be written in history as one of the bravest events with some of the highest stakes. This event would be known as the Long March
during the period of 1930-1934 Chiang Kai-shek tried to encircle the CCP five times. Mao zedong and his Guerrilla tactics managed to deter four of them however Mao was soon taken out of power and the new CCP leaders decided to return back to conventional warfare relieving Mao of his leadership. This led to the fifth try working and so the CCP was now entirely encircled.
In October of 1934 the CCP broke through the nationalist lines at the Jianxi-Fujian with a force of 86,000 troops, many of them being farmers and peasants. This was the official start of the long march which would be known as a pivotal point in the history of the CCP
The Long March would go on to take 368 days and around 78,000 lives. The members of the CCP had to endure many climates and natural hardships such as snow, rain and mud. This is not to mention the nationalist forces themselves. In january 1935 in Zunyi Mao Zedong mustered enough CCP members to be renstated as leader
When Mao finally reached the soviet boarder he was the undisputed leader (again) of the CCP and he and the remaing 8,000 CCP soldiers were able to rebuild the CCP and eventually retake China as Mao Zedong became the dictator he ws later feared to be.