This was about the time that he formed his alliance with the infamous Soong family, from which he later obtained a wife.In a bloody period, he kicked all of the Communists out of the Part. The march, of course, is now called The Long March.
Both sides coveted power after the eventual Japanese defeat. Osborne who was the Assistant Psychological Warfare Officer in The Kuomintang Party was started early in the present century by a group of liberal thinkers who were opposed to the Manchu Dynasty.Chiang in particular seemed to fear the Communists more than he did the Japanese. The most renowned member of this group, of course, was Dr. In 1911 the Kuomintang overthrew the Manchu regime and set up a so-called republic.There are probably a hundred books talking about the assets and liabilities of the Nationalists and the Communists but I have no intention of getting into politics. There actually was a sort of republican type of government for a few years, but from 1915 to 1927 was actually controlled by local war lords.During the period 1923 to 1927, the Kuomintang turned definitely leftist in its principles, and Communists were welcomed into the Party.In 1927 Chiang Kai-shek gained control of the Kuomintang.
As military chief he conquered most of the war lords and established a national government in .
Shortly after assuming control of the Kuomintang, Chiang became violently anti-Communist.
Note: In 2012, there was an exhibition on the propaganda leaflets launched from, and received by, Quemoy Island during the hot phase of the Cold War.
The exhibition was held at Shih Shan Howitzer Park, an old Cold War defensive site.
This article and its images served as a reference source.
In 2016, the Austrian Museum of Tyrolean Regional Heritage requested and received permission to use material from this article in an exhibition on political cartoons. As the Japanese advanced across the Chinese mainland, the Chinese resisted with a National army under command of Chiang Kai-shek and a Communist army under the command of Mao Zedong.