- Dec 2015
The Communists never threw in their whole forces against Japan except for the brief Hundred Regiment Offensives. Throughout the 40s, the Communists are growing at an exponential rate (from 50,000 to 900,000 in 1945) and still not opening up a real front. It's an entirely different game if they decided to do that after 1945, especially if they received Russian weapon support. The only place Communists had trouble infiltrating was Manchuria, Japanese hold over the rest of China is highly precarious under Communist penetration, and time is on the CCP's side.