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Advising China, 1924-1948: The Role of Military Culture in Foreign Advisory Missions
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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From 1924 to 1948, Russia, Germany, and the United States sent hundreds of advisers and thousands of weapons, munitions, and other supplies to organize, train, and equip the Chinese Nationalist Army. Yet that army s combat effectiveness arguably did not improve. Weighing the concept of military culture against those advisory missions details why the Nationalists failed to build an effective army and why it collapsed in 1948 during the Chinese Communist takeover.
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