China, however, was a comparative latecomer to the modern world. At the turn of the 20th century, the Chinese nation was fragmented and still mired in the past. Its government was dominated by feudal monarchs who claimed to rule on behalf of heaven. Its economy was largely agricultural, carried by labouring peasants, while its social structures, practices and traditions were more medieval than modern.
For more information, please see the full notice. The creation of the PRC also completed the long process of governmental upheaval in China begun by the.
Communists entering Beijing in The Chinese Communist Party, founded in in Shanghai, originally existed as a study group working within the confines of the First United Front with the Nationalist Party. Chinese Communists joined with the Nationalist Army in the Northern Expedition of —27 to rid the nation of the warlords that prevented the formation of a strong central government.
Frustrated by the focus of the Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek on internal threats instead of the Japanese assault, a group of generals abducted Chiang in and forced him to reconsider cooperation with the Communist army.
The Nationalists expended needed resources on containing the Communists, rather than focusing entirely on Japan, while the Communists worked to strengthen their influence in rural society.
These undemocratic polices combined with wartime corruption made the Republic of China Government vulnerable to the Communist threat. The CCP, for its part, experienced success in its early efforts at land reform and was lauded by peasants for its unflagging efforts to fight against the Japanese invaders.
Chiang Kai-shek Japanese surrender set the stage for the resurgence of civil war in China. Though only nominally democratic, the Nationalist Government of Chiang Kai-shek continued to receive U. The Soviet Union, meanwhile, occupied Manchuria and only pulled out when Chinese Communist forces were in place to claim that territory.
Inthe leaders of the Nationalist and Communist parties, Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong, met for a series of talks on the formation of a post-war government. Both agreed on the importance of democracy, a unified military, and equality for all Chinese political parties. The truce was tenuous, however, and, in spite of repeated efforts by U.
General George Marshall to broker an agreement, by the two sides were fighting an all-out civil war.
Years of mistrust between the two sides thwarted efforts to form a coalition government. As the civil war gained strength from toeventual Communist victory seemed more and more likely.
Although the Communists did not hold any major cities after World War II, they had strong grassroots support, superior military organization and morale, and large stocks of weapons seized from Japanese supplies in Manchuria.
Years of corruption and mismanagement had eroded popular support for the Nationalist Government. Early inthe ROC Government was already looking to the island province of Taiwan, off the coast of Fujian Province, as a potential point of retreat.
Although officials in the Truman Administration were not convinced of the strategic importance to the United States of maintaining relations with Nationalist China, no one in the U.The Iraqi Revolution (14 July Revolution) led by nationalist soldiers abolishes the British-backed monarchy, executes many of its top officials, and begins to assert the country's independence from both Cold War power blocs.
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Chinese Revolution timeline Our Chinese Revolution timelines list significant events and developments in China – from the Qing period (17th century onwards) to the death of Mao Zedong in These timelines are written and compiled by Alpha History authors.