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    China Chronology

    The Chinese Republic

    1911-1949

    • 1866-1925: Sun Yat-sen.
      • 1894: Sun Yat-sen forms the Revive China Society (Xing Zhong Hui).
      • 1905: Sun Yat-sen forms the United League (Tong Meng Hui).
    • 1911: An Army revolt marks the beginning of the Republic.
    • 1912: Sun Yat-sen is made first provisional President of the Republic.
      • Guo Min Dang (KMT), The National People's Party is founded.
      • Emperor Xuan Tong resigns.
      • Yuan Shikai becomes provisional President.
    • 1915: Japan presents its Twenty-One Demands.
    • 1916: Warlords struggle for power after the death of Yuan Shikai.
    • 1919: May Fourth Movement.
    • 1921: Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is formed.
    • 1921-1922: Nine Power Treaty.
    • 1923: Chiang Kai-shek becomes head of the Huangpu Military Academy.
    • 1925: Sun Yat-sen dies.
      • May 30th incident.
    • 1926-1927: Mao Zedong organizes the peasants of Hunan Province.
    • 1927: Chiang Kai-shek kills the leaders of the labor unions and the Communist Party.
    • 1928: Capital is moved to Nanjing.
      • Most of China is under KMT control.
      • Japanese blow up Zhang Zuolin's train.
    • 1929-1931: Disastrous famine.
    • 1930-1934: Chiang Kai-shek leads five encirclement campaigns against the Communists.
    • 1931: Mukden Incident.World War II Chronology
      • Japanese take Manchuria.
    • 1934-35: The Long March of the Communist Party.
    • 1936: Xian coup.
    • 1937: Incident at Marco Polo Bridge.
    • 1938: Japanese take much of China.
    • 1940: Puppet government under Wang Jingwei is established.
    • 1945: Japanese surrender.
    • 1946: KMT and CCP agree to a cease fire. Cease fire does not last.
    • 1948: CCP takes Manchuria and northern China.
    • 1949: Chiang Kai-shek and KMT retreat to Taiwan.

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