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Long' March'

the 6000-mi. (9654-km) retreat of the Chinese Communist party and Red Army from southeastern China (Jiangxi province) to the northwest (Yanan in Shaanxi province) in 1934–35, during which Mao Zedong became leader of the Communist party.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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