Global Studies Name ____________________________________ Nationalists & Communists What happened in China in 1912? What happened during the following 40 years? Who were the two main forces that competed for power? Which side won? Who is the “Father of the Chinese Republic”? What did he study? What were Sun’s goals for China? What position was Sun given? How and why did he lose that position? What were the two names for Sun’s political party? Who took control of China in 1916? Who became the leader of the Nationalists following Sun’s death? Who was Chiang’s rival? What was his background? What political ideas influenced Mao? Who did he want to organize? Describe the first united front of the Nationalists and Communists and how it fell apart. When did the Japanese invade? What area did they takeover? How did the Nationalists and Communists respond to the Japanese invasion? When parts of China did Japan takeover next? When? How did the Nationalists and Communists behave during the war? What happened in China after the Japanese were defeated in WWII? The Long March Who went on the Long March and why? When was it? What are the statistics associated with the Long March? Describe the crossing of the Tatu River. Who emerged as the Communists top leader during the Long March? Why do you think the Long March was important to the Communist Chinese? How far did they travel? How many marched? How many mountains crossed? How long did it last? How many rivers crossed?