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Chinese Civil War. The Period of Warlords: 1911-1928. Sun Yat Sen steps down in 1912 Yuan Shikai takes over and rules with Chiang Kai Shek Era of Warlords: 1911 - 1928 Power in Northern China Nationalists form Kuomintang Army (KMT) Ask for help from Russia

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Chinese civil war

Chinese Civil War


The period of warlords 1911 1928

The Period of Warlords: 1911-1928

  • Sun YatSen steps down in 1912

  • Yuan Shikai takes over and rules with Chiang Kai Shek

  • Era of Warlords: 1911 - 1928

  • Power in Northern China

  • Nationalists form Kuomintang Army (KMT)

  • Ask for help from Russia

  • 1921 CCP forms (Chinese Communist Party)

  • 239 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRkKKRdiTBc


Chinese civil war

  • Pledge to unify China

    • help Nationalists and Communists come together to expel foreigners & defeat warlords

  • CCP small and allowed in KMT

  • 1922 300 members; 1925 1500 members; 1930 50,000 members

  • Sun YatSen dies – conflict ensues

    • 1925 Chiang Kai Shek takes over Nationalists,

    • Much more conservative than Sun YatSen

    • Cannot get along with Communists

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teFlwPZ9H1c&feature=endscreen&NR=1


Chinese civil war

  • Right and left wing divisions KMT

  • There capitals in China: Beijing, Nanjing and Wuhan

  • Northern Expedition – 1927-1937 – unite China

  • Communists Purged (not traditional)

  • Long March 1934-35

    • 12500 KILOMETERS/7700 miles

    • Treated army well

    • Peasant support


Japan in china

Japan in China

  • 1920s Japan

  • Role of 1929

  • Need for resources

  • 1933 Manchuria (Manchukuo)

  • Mukden Incident/Marco Polo Bridge

    • Japan’s Southern Manchurian Railroad

  • 1937 Nanjing taken

  • WWII : Nationalist and Communists come together to fight Japan


The chinese civil war continues 1945 1949

The Chinese Civil War Continues: 1945-1949

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf-6ff2B0yg

  • Communists held the North

  • Nationalists held the South

  • Suspicions over nationalists

  • Slowly communists take nationalist territories

  • 1949 last stronghold

  • Nationalists flee to Taiwan create Republic of China, Chiang is President…


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