Second encirclement campaign against the Hubei–Henan–Anhui Soviet

The second encirclement campaign against the Hubei–Henan–Anhui Soviet was an encirclement campaign launched by the Chinese Nationalist Government that was intended to destroy communist Hubei–Henan–Anhui Soviet and its Chinese Red Army in the local region. It was responded by the Communists' second counter-encirclement campaign at Hubei–Henan–Anhui Soviet (Chinese: 鄂豫皖苏区第二次苏区反围剿), also called by the communists as the second counter-encirclement campaign at Hubei–Henan–Anhui Revolutionary Base (Chinese: 鄂豫皖革命根据地第二次反围剿), in which the local Chinese Red Army successfully defended their soviet republic in the border region of Hubei, Henan, and Anhui provinces against the Nationalist attacks from April 1931 to July 1931.

Second encirclement campaign against the Hubei–Henan–Anhui Soviet
Part of the Chinese Civil War
DateApril 1931 – July 1931
Location
Border region of HubeiHenanAnhui provinces, China
Result Communist victory
Belligerents
Flag of the National Revolutionary Army
National Revolutionary Army
PLA
Chinese Red Army
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the National Revolutionary Army Chiang Kai-shek PLA Xu Xiangqian
PLA Zeng Zhongsheng (曾中生)
Strength
100,000+ 20,000
Casualties and losses
10,000+ Low

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Military History Research Department, Complete History of the People's Liberation Army, Military Science Publishing House in Beijing, 2000, ISBN 7-80137-315-4