End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • CCP clarifies its postwar position

    13 August 1945. In a speech in Yen’an to his cadres on the situation after the war, Mao Tse-tung emphasizes his determination in the face of a likely future conflict with the KMT. Chu Teh therefore refuses to comply with Chiang’s instruction to stand fast and await orders, and moves his troops toward Manchuria.

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