Guangzhou Uprising in 1927

Guangzhou Uprising

The Guangzhou Uprising occurred in the aftermath of the split between the CCP and the KMT, following the suppression of the Communist movement by the KMT-led government. The CCP had been organizing and mobilizing workers and peasants in Guangzhou and other areas, and tensions between the two parties had escalated.

Despite being the third failed uprising of 1927, and reducing the morale of the communists, the Guangzhou Uprising encouraged further uprisings across China.

Over time, the lessons learned from the Guangzhou Uprising and subsequent uprisings would contribute to the CCP’s ultimate victory in the Chinese Civil War and the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.