Communist Boots Are Made For Walking - Mao‘s Long March | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1935 Part 3 of 4

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Communist Boots Are Made For Walking - Mao‘s Long March | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1935 Part 3 of 4 5

From 1927 to 1934, the Chinese Communists lived in a state within the National Chinese State led by Chiang Kai-Shek. In 1935, the Nationalists strike and the Communists follow their leader Mao Zedong on a Long March Northwards.

Hosted by: Indy Neidell
Written by: Joram Appel
Directed by: Spartacus Olsson and Astrid Deinhard
Executive Producers: Bodo Rittenauer, Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson
Creative Producer: Joram Appel
Post-Production Director: Wieke Kapteijns
Research by: Joram Appel
Edited by: Daniel Weiss
Sound design: Marek Kaminski


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Author — TimeGhost History


Hey Indy, looking sharp my friend on this black trying to find the Chinese cup handle at the end was hilarious...happy holidays my friend, all the best to the small but strong TimeGhost History super duper team.

Author — Canthama


Chiang: Unless those boots can march on water, you ain't gonna get me



Can i just give a compliment to the person/people who makes such great titles, keep up the good work.

Author — Misterkuul


This is only the second or third video I've watched from this channel and I gotta say I dig it so far. Waaay too often history media takes on a subtle or overt ideological bend to the way things are covered, explained, whitewashed, redacted, altered and sometimes entirely made up, apologized for or demonized, depending on the situation. Some channels would make the Red Army and Mao look like total barbarians either by playing up their wrongs and not mentioning the wrongs of their enemies or by painting them as cartoonishly evil. Then others would be atrocity apologetics where "Mao did nothing wrong!" and every misstep was explained away and the figures lionized, mythologized and made into cartoonish hero's. Either way ya loose a lot. Knowing our history is important to building the future and that requires us to face it as honestly and as sober as possible, nuance, context, uncomfortable truths and all. I'm interested to see how this plays out on other videos! Hopefully the trend continues.

Author — Tiger Style


RIP Mr. Light Bulb. Your corpse has been on display to long. I hope you find eternal peace soon

Author — dirkbonesteel


China's history is so interesting! "Interesting" as in that Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times."
Btw. a lovely teapot. ;-)

Author — Mateusz Cetnar


One interesting note about this period is that the German mission was very active in China (until 1937), working with the KMT to modernize the nationalist army and industry. The Germans provided training and hardware and in exchange received raw materials.

Author — tlainesalo


Madam Chiang was a piece of work even back in the 1930's That shot of her in the big expensive fur coat at 15.00 proves it.

Author — Peace Frog


"Peace Preservation Forces" sound like they're the government's thugs in a bad dystopian novel.

Author — Oxtocoatl


When you guys going to do the Irish Civil War? What did I miss that already it was between both wars

Author — Independent minded 1


When I visited China I found it so interesting visiting historical museums. They tell such a different story.

Author — History Hustle


Hi Indy, I am a viewer from China, although I followed your steps through the First World War and find your channel both fascinating and educating, it is the first time I leave a comment. I was triggered by old picture you show at 15:55, which featured a young boy and a girl, I immediately begun to think about my grand parents, they might be at the similar age at that time. I wish to share some of their story, and my opinion on China's situation during that time period.
My grand father has a family of six, a older brother and a younger sister dead by malnutrition, their landlord wasn't paying them any wages or enough food for his family to sustain. As the younger son of his family, he decided to left his village and his family, for there is a less mouth to feed, he took my grand mother too, because she might be sold off or simply left to die (old Chinese gender discrimination). They left when they were 16 and 14. Some time later(My grand parents don't know how to read or write so they loss track of time)but definitely within the same year, they were pick up by the Chinese Red Army(during the long march). They provide them some food(meager) and a new pants for my grand mother(compare what she were wearing). They decide to join them.
In my opinion, 蒋介石Chiang Kai shek was a shrewd politician, through maneuver, manipulation and murder he has successfully gained control of Nationalist party, despite there were many factions within his government and party. After Chinese communists have established a zone of control within 江西省(Jiang Xi province), Chiang Kai shek found a chance 'to kill two birds with one stone', he let his political rival and local or regional warlord to attack Chinese communists first, which have significantly reduced their power, at same time tired the Chinese Red Army enough for his loyal forcese to swipe in and took all the 'glory'. such Text book strategy from Art of War. By the way, 毛泽东Mao Ze dong wasn't in charge of the Chinese communists party until later during the long march.
At last, I really appreciate your team's work, such great content is hard to find now days in YouTube! Please carry on the great work! and hope you and your team have a nice Christmas holiday.

Author — Bestpom


Loving the outfit Indy also have a Merry Christmas!

Author — Chip


Wouldn't it be amazing too see Indy in a sherwani if the series swings by the Indian Subcontinent again!?

Author — Arnav Bhagwat


Very well done! Best yt channel out there, no question

Author — Eelke van Dijk


Watched this back when it was first out. Now re-visiting it realised one thing Indy forgot to mention... Mao was not in complete charge (if much) before or in the early stage of Long March. Power struggle within the CCP was ongoing pretty much like Chiang of KMT, between the early founders, the USSR 'advisors' and local military leaders. The Long March not only saved CCP from total annihilation, but also consolidated Mao's grip of power within the CCP.

Author — Yiding Chen


"One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you." - Mao probably.

Author — Odysseas G


It never ceases to amaze me how Chiang Kai-Shek always manages to come off as a larger-than-life figure.

Author — John Fleming


Mao in 1935: Hungry for power.

China under Mao: Hungry.

Author — Salamandra