CHINA: Chiang and the Communists

Japan is not fighting a united nation in China, but a restless coalition of Nationalists and Communists. Without the help of the Communist armies Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek cannot hope to defeat Japan. But Chiang must not pay so dearly for their help that, in the event of a victory over Japan, the Communists would control the Chinese Government. So Chiang has had to follow a flexuous policy of giving the Communists enough arms, money and freedom of action to keep them fighting against Japan, but not enough to let them maneuver themselves...

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