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Unformatted text preview: There he promised them secure foreign loans with low rates. When he arrived in Shanghai, WuTing Fang and William Donald were there to welcome him where Sun promised them a republic. On January 1 st , 1912 Sun was elected president of the Chinese republic. One of the main reasons for Sun being elected president was the fact that he was resourceful in the many foreign affiliations he had around the world. Unfortunately, Sun was only president for 45 days. He was president long enough to accomplish the union between the North and the South (although that task was already in process before he became president). Although Sun resigned his presidency to allow Yuan Shikai to be president, Sun Yat-sen still learned a lot about the republic and was content with the fact that his dream of seeing a Chinese republic was fulfilled....
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