Decisive Victory 大决战 Episode 4 Recap
On May 5, 1946, the Kuomintang was still in Nanjing. The street looked like a thriving scene. There were still many people on the street welcoming them. But Zhang Zhizhong told Chen Xun’en that the Nanjing government organized citizens overnight to paint the shops on the street. The inability to see the decline behind the market does not mean that it does not exist. These welcoming people are all specially selected to stand up for their support.
They simply cannot represent all the people. Now the people have been overwhelmed by the declining livelihood of the people. If reforms are not carried out, it will be a big deal. Hearing that, Chen Xun’en had nothing to say, and he had to admit that what Zhang Zhizhong said was reasonable.
Song Meiling personally supervised the decoration and repair of Chiang Kai-shek’s office. She took down the clock that Okamura gave to Chiang Kai-shek and put a bunch of flowers instead. Chiang Kai-shek was very satisfied. At the same time, Mao Zedong and Zhu De also knew that Chiang Kai-shek had returned to Nanjing. They smiled and said that the current Chiang Kai-shek is probably thinking about how to eliminate the Communist Party.
Gu Zhutong submitted a draft to increase the budget for the Northeast, and the Kuomintang held a meeting to discuss it. Bai Chongxi believes that it is not advisable to raise money from various places to support the war in the Northeast. This is to demolish the eastern wall to supplement the western wall, and it is useless at all. When Chiang Kai-shek heard this, although he didn’t say anything, his face was not pretty.
Chen Cheng deliberately pointed out that the Xu Qiming Corps had taken a lot of money from Nanjing, and the relationship between Xu Qiming and Bai Chongxi was a master-disciple relationship. He intended to point out that Bai Chongxi put a lot of money in his own pocket. Bai Chongxi heard this. Naturally, he was angry and immediately retorted. Chiang Ching-kuo also believes that this battle cannot be fought anymore, and the main problem is that they have no money.
They should spend their money on rectifying the economy so that they can have money to supplement military spending. Zhou Enlai had been waiting for General Marshall and Zhang Zhizhong, but it was Chen Xunen who was waiting. He said that Zhou Enlai could not talk about the results here.
The Kuomintang government announced that it would return the capital to Nanjing, and the center of the KMT-Communist negotiations was also moved from Chongqing to Nanjing. Zhou Enlai led a CCP delegation to strive to achieve peace and save peace, but Chiang Kai-shek’s determination to launch a civil war was determined, and negotiations were delayed in making progress.
Zhou Enlai waited for Zhang Zhizhong for one day, and Zhou Enlai waited for Zhang Zhizhong after the branch of the moon. He tried his best to persuade Zhang Zhizhong, and the latter said that he was acting on orders and that he could help Zhou Enlai convey the words to Marshall, but if he can be blunt, these words should have no effect. Zhou Enlai repeatedly persuaded Zhang Zhizhong to be moved by his persistence.
Chiang Kai-shek took the “Northeast Armistice Agreement” to question why Marshall signed it. Marshall kept saying that it was for the interests of China and the United States, but Chiang Kai-shek thought he cared about his own personal honor. The conversation eventually broke up. Chiang Kai-shek and Soong Meiling said that with regard to the issue of military expenditure, the state reserves can be used if necessary. Mao Zedong and Liu Shaoqi discussed, it is necessary to inform all the troops to be ready, take precautions, and be prepared to meet all difficulties. Afterwards, they went to see Uncle Li’s vegetable garden and had a very happy conversation with the people.
When Marshall brought the bill, Zhou Enlai and Zhang Zhizhong were very surprised. They were very angry when they heard that Chiang Kai-shek was spending money on managing the House of Representatives. Chen Cheng calculated the comparative data of the two parties. Whether in terms of the number of armaments or guns, the Communist Party is far inferior to the Kuomintang, so Chiang Kai-shek ordered a quick fight.
The Kuomintang was coming fiercely, but Mao Zedong was not afraid. They agreed that they would break through the siege, give full play to our party’s advantages in campaign warfare and guerrilla warfare, and open up new base areas. On June 26, 1946, starting from the siege of the Liberated Area in the Central Plains, the Kuomintang launched an all-out attack on the Liberated Area.
In early July, about 460,000 Kuomintang attacked Shandong and Central China Liberated Areas, but they lost to the Communist Party. Our Party’s Central China Liberation Army won seven battles. Political commissar Liu Yalou, Chen Yun, and Luo political commissar deliberately shot targets outside, and the gunfire forced Lin Biao to come out to listen to their work report. At this time, Mao Zedong believed that Du Yuming was forced to stop. Taking advantage of this opportunity, they should focus their work on consolidating and expanding the base area and establishing a broad mass base.