Four maps on the gradual territorial advance of Mao Zedong’s Communist Army (red colour) in China from 1946 to 1950, after bloody fighting against the Nationalist army and other local forces (white colour). The

result of the Red Army’s final prevalence was the making of the modern People’s Republic of China (PRC). Actually Mao’s army was called Red army only till the end of World War II. Then it was renamed to “People’s Liberation Army” and under this name defeated the Nationalists.