China becomes involved in WWI, and fought with the Allies. They hoped for land.
Jiang Jieshi joined the Chinese Nationalist party. Expelled chinese communist from the party.
China and the Treaty of Versailles
China was supposed to get a piece of land back in the treaty, but Japan took it. (Shandong Peninsula)
May the Fourth Movement
May 4th 1919
May fourth movement. Anti imperialist movement led by Chinese students. 3,000 Bejing students protest the weak Chinese government for giving land to Japan in the Treaty of Versailles. They turned against Democracy and were pro communism(Lenin)
Mao Zedong Chinese Communist Party
Mao created the Chinese Communist Party. He became friends with Lenin.
1921 - 1945
The peasant class favored the communist party in China. They thought it would be a better life under a communist rule.
Chinese Communist Party
July 1 1921 - Oct 1, 1949
This was the start of the modern Chinese government under a communist rule. The peasants supported the communists.
Chinese Civil War
The National Republic of China fought against the Nationalists like Sun and Jiang Jieshi.
1934 - 1935
The Red Army retreated from the Nationalist party.
People's Republic of China (Communism)
Oct 1, 1949 - Present
The People's Republic of China was formed, it was the communist government.