To painting to the left is of Charles IIking of Spain, the last of the Spanish Hapsburgs, and an imbecile whose premature death at the age of 39 ushered in a period of dynastic chaos which led to the War of Spanish Succession These conflicts between France and other European powers were one of those turning points in history, a sad capstone to the long reign of the Sun King, Louis the XIV. But this a story of genetics as well as history, because historians have long assumed impressionistically that there was something rotten in the gene pool of the Spanish Hapsburgs. Here is an excerpt from an online biography of Charles II: His Habsburg jaw stood so much out that his two rows of teeth could not meet; he was unable to chew.
Bring fact-checked results to the top of your browser search. War between Nationalists and communists In the meantime, the communists had created 15 rural bases in central China, and they established a soviet government, the Jiangxi Sovieton Nov.
Within the soviet regions, the communist leadership expropriated and redistributed land and in other ways enlisted the support of the poorer classes. The Japanese occupation of Manchuria and an ancillary localized war around Shanghai in distracted the Nationalists and gave the communists a brief opportunity to expand and consolidate.
But the Nationalists in late forced the communist armies to abandon their bases and retreat. In the early s he had engaged in bitter power struggles with other party leaders and actually had found himself in a fairly weak position at the start of the Long March campaigns, but in January a rump session of the CCP Political Bureau Politburo confirmed Mao in the newly created post of chairman.
It was also during the Long March that the CCP began to develop a new political strategy—a united front against Japan. Virtually all classes and various local regimes supported this, and the communists moderated their revolutionary program and terminated class warfare in their zone of control. Chiang was determined, however, to press on with his extermination campaign.
Zhang Xueliang was conducting secret negotiations with the communists and had suspended the civil war. Under pressure from subordinates, Zhang detained Chiang on the morning of December 12 this became known as the Sian Incident.
The United Front against Japan Fearing that China would be plunged into renewed disorder if Chiang were killed, the nation clamoured for his release. The Soviet Union quickly denounced the captors and insisted that Chiang be freed the Soviet Union needed a united China opposing Japan, its potential enemy on the east.
Zhang Xueliang finally agreed to free his captive, with the understanding that Chiang would call off the civil war and unite the country against the invader. On December 25 Chiang was freed.
The two Chinese parties began protracted and secret negotiations for cooperation, each making concessions. But it was not until Septemberafter the Sino-Japanese War had begun, that the Nationalist government formally agreed to a policy of cooperation with the CCP. In late July, new fighting broke out.
The Japanese quickly took Beiping and captured Tianjin. On August 13 savage fighting broke out in Shanghai. By now the prestige of both nations was committed, and they were locked in a war.
Phase one As never before in modern times, the Chinese united themselves against a foreign enemy. During the first year of the undeclared war, Japan won victory after victory against sometimes stubborn Chinese resistance.
By late December, Shanghai and Nanjing had fallen, the latter city being the site of the infamous Nanjing Massacre December —January perpetrated by Japanese troops.
However, China had demonstrated to the world its determination to resist the invader; this gave the government time to search for foreign support. China found its major initial help from the Soviet Union. Yet Japanese forces continued to win important victories.
By mid Japanese armies controlled the railway lines and major cities of northern China. They took Guangzhou on October 12, stopping the railway supply line to Wuhanthe temporary Chinese capital, and captured HankouHanyangand Wuchang on October 25— The Chinese government and military command moved to Chongqing Chungking in Sichuanfarther up the Yangtze and behind a protective mountain screen.
However, it still held a vast though largely undeveloped territory and had unlimited manpower reserves. Japan tried to bomb Free China into submission; Chongqing suffered repeated air raids in which thousands of civilians were killed. In Japan set up a rival government in Nanjing under Wang Ching-wei.
But the Chinese would not submit.
Hundreds of thousands migrated to western China to continue the struggle. Students and faculties of most eastern colleges took the overland trek to makeshift quarters in distant inland towns.(Click here for bottom) P p p, P Momentum.
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