2008-10-22 William Robert McKenzie Earley Modern Chinese History: Rule of the GMD. Lecture: • Nationalist forces defeat the CCP's soviet territory. • GMD forms their capital city in Nanjing. • With the invasion of China by Japan, the GMD flees into the hinterlands. • View that the GMD was doomed from the beginning for its narrow views on reform. • The Northern expedition was intended to reunite China under the GMD. • GMD had developed a relationship with the Soviet Union. • Sun Yet Sen, had been known as the soul of the Chinese youth. • Embodiment of the revolutionists in China. • Sun Yet Sen formed a coalition with the communturn. • GMD was reorganised into a centralist democratic group. • Nationalism; democracy; and socialism became the three pillars of the GMD. • Nationalism was a catalyst against the imperial ventures into China. • Formation of the party's military wing. • Goal of dominating China through military conquest, and then establish democracy. • Breakdown of the united front.
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