Why do we call the country of China 'China'? It is not the name used by the Chinese people themselves. In fact there are a number of names used in the 'Middle Kingdom' that reflect the country's rich cultural and historic heritage.
The Long March
Without the Long March it is very unlikely there would have been a Communist government in China. The march of Mao and other leaders was of 6,000 miles through the snow and mountains of Western China to escape the clutches of the Nationalist Army. Of the 60,000 who set out from Jiangxi only 7,000 arrived in Shaanxi. It represented dogged determination and mutual dependence that remained for the rest of their lives. Mao Zedong emerged as the wily tacticianwho out-foxed his opponents. Read More
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