First Encirclement Campaign against the Honghu Soviet

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First Encirclement Campaign against the Honghu Soviet
Part of the Chinese Civil War
Location of Jingzhou
Location of Honghu, Jingzhou
Date Early December 1930 – end of January 1931
Location Honghu, Jingzhou, 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 Xu Yunquan 徐源泉 PLA He Long
Strength
>22,000 5,000
Casualties and losses
5,000+ Light

The First Encirclement Campaign against the Honghu Soviet was an encirclement campaign launched by the Chinese Nationalist Government that was intended to destroy the communist Honghu Soviet and its Chinese Red Army in the local region. It was responded by the Communists’ first counter-encirclement campaign at Honghu Soviet (Chinese: 洪湖苏区第一次反围剿), also called by the communists as the first counter-encirclement campaign at Honghu Revolutionary Base (Chinese: 洪湖革命根据地第一次反围剿), in which the local Chinese Red Army successfully defended their soviet republic in the southern Hubei and northern Hunan provinces against the Nationalist attacks from early December 1930 to the end of January 1931.

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