Chu Teh
Historical Figure
Nationality: People's Republic of China (born in the Qing Dynasty)
Date of Birth: 1886
Date of Death: 1976
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: None (atheist)
Occupation: Educator, Revolutionary, Soldier, Warlord
Spouse: Three; married to Kang Keqing at time of death
Military Branch: People's Liberation Army
Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army
National Revolutionary Army
Yunnan clique
(Chinese Civil War, World War II)
Political Party: Chinese Communist Party
Political Office(s): Chairman (Head of State} of the National People's Congress of China
Vice Chairman of the PRC
Turtledove Appearances:
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Second Contact
Type of Appearance: Direct
Military Branch: People's Liberation Army (WWII, Race Invasion of Tosev 3)
Chu Teh (Chinese, 朱德) (1 December 1886 - 6 July 1976) was a Chinese soldier, revolutionary, general, warlord, politician, and founder of the Chinese Red Army, forerunner of today's People's Liberation Army.

Chu Teh in WorldwarEdit

Chu Teh commanded the People's Liberation Army during the resistance to the Race's occupation of China. He held the army together through strength of will and was the Chinese Communist Party's undisputed military expert. Despite his importance, his appearance and behavior were quite undistinguished: He looked like an aging peasant, and, while he attended meetings of the CCP's Central Committee, usually did not contribute substantively to political decisions, at least not during official deliberations.[1] For instance, at the Central Committee's 1963 meeting in Fengchen, he offered only hollow expressions of agreement with Mao Tse-Tung.


  1. Second Contact, pg. 163.
Political offices
New title Vice President of the People's Republic of China
Succeeded by
Dong Biwu and Soong Ching-ling
Preceded by
Liu Shaoqi
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
Succeeded by
Soong Ching-ling
Preceded by
Dong Biwu
as Acting President of the People's Republic of China
Head of State of the People's Republic of China
(as Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee)

Party political offices
New title Vice Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party
Served alongside: Chen Yun, Chou En-Lai, Liu Shaoqi, Lin Biao

Succeeded by
Lin Biao