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Long March, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishLong March, thethe Long MarchˌLong ˈMarch, the  a long journey across China made in 1934–35 by Mao Zedong and his Communist army in order to reach a new base in northwest China. It was a dangerous journey because the marchers were often attacked by their enemies in the Nationalist army, and by the end only one third of the people were still alive. Many of the people who took part in the Long March later became important members of the Communist government, including deng xiaoping. see also Mao Zedong
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