Political conditions during 1950~1960. Outline ： Authoritarian rule and democratic image – a paradox Rebuilding political authority Maintaining the “Free China” image “Free China” magazine Proposing an oppositional party. The legitimacy of the ROC government. The Cold War
1. Anti-communism sentiment gave KMT the advantage.
2. Domestic atmosphere was tense.
The middle class, one of the major driving force for democratization in most countries, had yet to emerge in Taiwan.