October 20 1935 CE – The Long March Ends for the Red Army of the Chinese Communist Party

October 20 1935 CE – The Long March Ends for the Red Army of the Chinese Communist PartyRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons After more than a year trudging into the hills avoiding Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalist Party, Mao Zedong’s First Red Front Army reached Shaanxi on October 20, 1935, ending the Long March. Tired and ragged following an 8,000-mile journey, the Communist Party in China had found itself a new leader — one that would set the nation on a course that continues to this day. Mao and his contemporary, Zhu De, had quietly founded the Jiangxi-Fujian Soviet in 1930. Based in Ruijin in the southeast […]