Chinese Revolt, Revolution and Civil War Timeline

By rmg2fly
  • Sun Yat Sen

    Sun overthrew the Qing dynasty during the years leading up to the Double Ten Revolution. He was appointed to serve as president of the Provisional Republic of China, when it was founded in 1912. He later co-founded the Kuomintang. After the success of the revolution, he founded the Republic of China
  • Mao ZeDong

    Mao was a Chinese communist leader and founder of the People's Republic of China. He was responsible for the disastrous policies of the 'Great Leap Forward' and the 'Cultural Revolution'.
  • Republic of China

    The Nationalists, led by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, got rid of the Qing Dynasty ruled by the Manchus, then they established the ROC and ended Imperial Dynastic Rule in late-1911. The ROC at that time had Mainland China and all of what is now called Mongolia. After the Japanese were defeated by the Allies during World War II, Taiwan was controlled by the ROC.
  • Chang Kai-Shek and the nationalists

    Chiang Kai-shek was a Chinese military and political leader who led the Chinese Nationalist Party for five decades and was head of state of the Chinese Nationalist government between 1928 and 1949.
  • Chinese Civil War

    The Chinese Civil war was over a long period of time between 1927 and 1950. The war was interrupted when Japan invaded China in 1936 and by World War II. The war was fought between the nationalist government of China, also called the Kuomintang, and the Communist Party of China.
  • Shanghai Massacre

    The Shanghai Massacr, was an anti-Chinese Communist Party purge in Shanghai led by the Guomindang.
  • Long March

    The Long March (October 1934 – October 1935) was an historic journey of 6,000 miles, in which Communist army forces fled their bases in Jiangxi province in south China. Surrounded by the Nationalist army of Chiang Kai-shek, some 80,000 soldiers of the Red Army escaped and headed north. Only 8,000 to 9,000 survived the trek, which ended in the establishment of a new Communist base.
  • Peoples Republic of China

    since October 1, 1949, when, after a near complete victory by the Communist Party of China (CPC) in the Chinese Civil War, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China (PRC) from atop Tiananmen. The most recent political entity to govern mainland China, preceded by the Republic of China (ROC) and thousands of years of imperial dynasties.
  • Great Leap Forward

    The Great Leap Forward took place in 1958. The Great Leap Forward was Mao’s attempt to modernize China’s economy so that by 1988, China would have an economy that could compete with America.