Red Army

Red Army Hope
As the song goes, “Without the Communist Party, there would have been no New China.” The same may be said for the Red Army: without the dedicated Red Army, the Communist Party would have collapsed. The Red Army symbolized the root of Communism in China. The Red Army was formed when Mao led his followers into the mountains on the Hunan-Jiangxi border; during the Chinese Revolution fought between the Nationalist Party KuoMingTang and the Communist Party KungCh’anTang .   These Red Army soldiers were organized by peasants and farmers who sought a better living for their family and wanted a unified China. Mao’s movement to fight the warlords, end imperialism and defeat the KuoMingtang presented the poor peasants with a promising future.   In Edgar Snow’s “Red Star over China”, the Red Army was portrayed as proud soldiers with great dignity. The Red Armies were led by some of the most outstanding radical activists such as Mao ZeDong and Chou EnLai. Under their commands and influences the Red Armied became moderately educated in literature, mechanics and military tactics to fight. The Red Army is the symbolic new role models for china formed under the command of the founding fathers Mao, Chou and other activists.   Hence, the rise of the Red Army under the Communist regime with key elements of pride and dignity resolved the hope and victory for a new era, New China.
The Red Army of Kung Ch’anTang China stood for “the poor people’s army” and was an ideal image of a safety net for the poor. The idea that “the Red Army helps the poor,”   encouraged many young peasants to join so that they would be able to feed their family. Others joined to fight off the masters that caused their starvation. One commented that he joined “to fight for the revolution, which would free the poor.” From the interviews of these youngsters, it clearly showed that the Red Army evolved from the experience of poor to fight for a brighter future. And it was with the encounter of such...