In 1947 the Greek Civil War becomes much more intense and wider in scale than in 1946. American military advisors find the Greek National Army in a poor state to fight a guerrilla war against the Communists. A major Greek National Army offensive in Central and Northern Greece fails to dislodge the Communists. Greek King George II dies in April 1947 and is succeeded by his brother King Paul, a biography of the new king. The Greek Communist Party decides to full back the war but the leadership of the Communists disagree as to strategy as to fight a guerrilla war or a conversational war.