Chinese Revolution of 1911

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China faces defeat in the First Opium War

1842

This caused the Qing court to struggle to contain foreign intrusions in China

China was defeated during the First Sino-Japanese War

1895

Another foreign invasion in Beijing

1900

Prompted by the Boxer Rebellion

Start of the revolution

October 10, 1911

The revolution was started out of anger at the corruption in the Qing government.

Revolutionary forces capture Nanjing

December 2, 1911

This secured all provinces south of the Yangtze River. Nanjing is a city in China.

Sun Yat-Sen establishes the Republic of China

January 1, 1912