12-4 War and Revolution The Nanjing Decade the War of Resistance

12-4 War and Revolution The Nanjing Decade the War of Resistance

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Greg J. Gallagher 4 December 2006 War and Revolution: The Nanjing Decade 1928-1937, the War of Resistance 1937- 1945 Clash of Revolutionary Goals o For the Nationalists The revolution was political Defeat warlords, build a new state o For the Communists: More than a political revolution Wanted sweeping social revolution as well Empowerment of working class and peasantry New Political Parties o The Nationalist Party (Guomindang-GMD) o The Comintern Soviet advisors and their influence on new political parties Strong central organization Importance of developing an army loyal to the party o The Chinese Communists The Nanjing Decade o Nanjing Decade New capital established in Nanjing A relatively calm decade of modernizing reforms under the Nationalists Accomplishments: Plans laid for extensive modernization Economic centralization Infrastructure Communications Industry Manages to curb foreign powers, get tariff autonomy,
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12-4 War and Revolution The Nanjing Decade the War of Resistance

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