• KMT and CCP alliance
  • during WWII
  • december 12th, 1936 Xi'an Incident
    • Chiang kidnapped by KMT generals Zhang Xueliang and Yang Hucheng
    • forced to work with the communists
    • the two partied (CCP and KMT) agreed to work together to fight against the greater force, the Japanese
    • Mao originally wanted to kill Chiang, however after having Chiang sign a treaty agreeing to work together, he figured he was more valuable alive and was thus let go
  • However, CCP hardly had battles with the Japanese, it was mostly in name only
  • CCP and KMT hardly worked together
  • CCP and KMT had clashes in late 1940 to early 1941