Chinese Revolution

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  • Revolution of 1911
  • We need to unify China under a republic.
  • Yeah!
  • May Fourth Movement, 1919
  • Guys, we all need to get a bunch of people to work together to help re-unite China!
  • yeah!
  • We are the mighty Nationalists and we will defeat you!
  • Nationalist versus Communist, 1927
  • We are the fearless Communists!
  • One key man in this revolution is Sun Yat-sen who was a political idealist that was looking to unify China under a republic. Yuan Shikai is named president, but he tries to become emperor. After Yuan Shikia dies, the country is divided into two camps. One being Beijing which was ruled by landlords in the north. Also, Sun Yat-sen and warlords in the south organized a Nationalist rival government. In the end, this revolution creates a republic in China.
  • Long March, 1934
  • Are we almost there?
  • Hey, let's quickly go fight off Japan and then we can finish this war.
  • This movement was a student led revolt that was fueled by Nationalist and Communist ideas of re-unifying China. The movement was directed toward national independence, emancipation of the individual, and rebuilding society and culture.
  • Japanese Invasion, 1937
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  • In 1928, Nationalists and Communists capture Beijing and unify China by ending warlord rule. The Nationalist leader Chang Kai Shek then begins a purge of Communists from which killed thousands of people. As a result, Mao Zedong emerges as a leader of the Communists. The Communists and Nationalists then go to battle and Communists are defeated.
  • After Mao and the Communists are defeated, Moa Zendong then leads his followers on a long march in order to get to a safe area outside Nationalist control to rebuild communism. This march took severals years and on this journey, nearly 90% of Moa's followers died.
  • Japan's invasion of China cause a halt to the civil war that was going on within China. Both sides of the people fighting in China's civil war agreed that it was more important to protect from Japan's invasion. The Nationalist Army from the civil war took most of the blow and their army was severely weakened. The Communist Army however actually grew in size during Japan's invasion. When the invasion and World War II ended, the Civil War continued.
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