China’s Republic1912-1916 • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen/ Nationalist Party • Unfortunately it was a weak & collapsed • Different warlords begin to fight for power! • The new Republic DID NOT Last & the country breaks into regions and chaos.
Civil WarKuomintang and Communist • Nationalist Party/Kuomintang • Chiang Kai-Shek (follower of Sun Yat-Sen) • Communist Party • Mao Zedong Qing 1644-1910
During the Civil War events got worse! • Japanese invade China! • Over 200,000 people killed during the Japanese invasion in Nanjing, 20,000 women were raped. • Japanese attacks many other cities in the country as well • The Communist & the Nationalist join forces to try to fight against the Japanese invasion.
Civil War Continues (1945-1949) By the end of the war, and due to Japanese invasion- millions of Chinese are killed. Wars bring ruin to economies; inflation in China, princes of goods drastically increased and shortages of goods. Famine and millions dyeing of starvation.
Continuation of events that led to…. • Opium War & Treaty of Nanjing • Flood of foreigners/barbarians in China • Rebellions & Revolutions • Weakened Economy & Destruction • Failed Republic & Civil War • Japanese Invasion & devastation…