Xinhai Revolution

Block 2 World History

Main

Unsuccessful government attempts to suppress revelutionaries.

1898

Qing court maintains degree of control within China for years through pressing for either reforms or revolutions.

Extremists try to creat "heaven on earth" by punishing opponents

1898

Emperor Guangxu is guided by reformers in reforms under the Hundred Day Reforms.

Revelutionaries gain power and seem united.

1911

Group leaders of revolutionary groups gained control from things like the Wuchang uprising and worked together to overthrow government.

Impossible demands made of government which, if granted, would mean its end.

1911

Efforts to adjust and reform traditional methods of governance were constrained by a deeply conservative court were ethnic Manchu rulers did not want to give too much authority.

Moderates gained leadership but failed to satisfy others

1911

Manchu armies prove themselves severely incapable of doing very well in the Qing court and come to rely themselves on local Han armies.

Power gained by progressively more radical groups, lunatic fringe gains control.

1912

Qing court transfers power to the new republic, a provisional coalition government and the National Assembly are formed

Strong man assumes great power

1912

King Uwei and Liang Oichao gained control with a merging as leaders of those proposing the formation of a constitutional monarchy.

Revelutionaries begin to quarrel among themselves, unity begins to dissolve.

1912

Though the new government creates the Republic of China and establishes the seat of government in Nanjing, it fails to unify the country under its control.

Period of terror occurs

1912

Many reforms are forcing people to believe things they don't want to or do.

Moderate groups regain power. Revolution is over.

1912

China's Qing dynasty is overthrown by moderate groups. Republic of China is then formed after the revolution.