Pozhilov Igor' Evgen'evich, Candidate of historical sciences, leading researcher, The Сenter of Modern History of China, Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (32 Nahimovsky avenue, Moscow, Russia), email@example.com
Background. Making up the CCP’ military doctrine in the struggle for power, in spite of the crucial role of the armed forces to achieve victory, has never been a substantive analysis in the Chinese, Russian and Western historiography. The study
of the personal contribution of Zhu De to the army construction and development of the Chinese Communists original martial art allows to some extent fill the gap. The work aims to analyze one of the most important aspects of this process.
Results. The most important aspects of Zhu De military training abroad, in particular the perception of the experience of army building and military art in Germany, the Reichswehr operational and tactical doctrine and von Seeckt’s concept of
“Army leaders”, as well as the idea of “people’s war” by guerrilla supporters that have had a significant impact on the views of the PLA’ C-in-C as the founder of the ССP armed forces, have been reviewеd and analyzed.
Conclusions. The experience derived from the efficient construction of Reichswehr and its almost flawless operational and tactical doctrine, as well as the concept of German apologists for People’s irregular forces under “Versailles charges” to a great extent caused the decline in the views of Zhu De to formation of a small professional army of the CPC and at the same time a wide-scale deployment of mass guerrilla warfare in China.
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