One could hardly get away with invading the homes of workers in a city and declaring yourself their revolutionary government! But the fourth and fifth encirclement campaigns coincided with the entry of Party Central into Jiangxi.
This night however remains one of my favorite nights of my life so far.
But that is the whole point.
Thus not only was the CCP, under pressure from Moscow, subordinating its position to the Guomindang in the hope of thereby making a deal with it, it was also subordinating China to the trading interests of imperialist powers.
Indeed in order to settle in the area Mao not only had to placate two local bandit chiefs but was actually obliged to assimilate them into his army! Despite the drought there was plenty of rice and wheat around, and money with which to purchase more from abroad.