The People's Liberation Army (人民解放军) is the main military force of China. Founded in 1921 under the control of Communist Party of China, they participated in the Chinese Civil War, extended over certain periods between 1927 to 1950. As the PLA was victorious over the Republic of China's forces, the Communist Party of China took control officially in 1949 and created the People's Republic of China. From there on out, the PLA became the main military force of the PRC. Today, it includes 5 divisions: the Ground Force, the Navy, the Air Force, the Second Artillery Corps and the Armed Police.