1937-45 Second United Front
  • CCP again and KMT made an alliance to try and kick out Japan rule in China during Second World War
  • This alliance was forced upon Chiang when he was kidnapped by Zhang Xueliang and Yang Hucheng on Dec. 12, 1936 (Xi'an Incident)
  • Chiang wanted to consolidate his power more than he wanted to save his country so at first he refused to make an alliance with CCP until the Xi'an Incident

Help to Rise
  • Intentionalist - CCP was willing to be in an alliance with KMT to kick out the Japanese which showed their dedication to the people
  • they lost a lot of people while fighting the war thus gained support