Chiang Kai-Shek: The Xinhai Revolution

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Chiang Kai-shek returned to China to fight in the revolution as an artillery officer. He served in the revolutionary forces, leading a regiment in Shanghai under his friend and mentor Chen Qimei. The Xinhai Revolution was ultimately successful in overthrowing the Qing Dynasty and Chiang became a founding member of the Kuomintang.After takeover of the Republican government by Yuan Shikai and the failed Second Revolution, Chiang, like his Kuomintang comrades, divided his time between exile in Japan and haven in Shanghai's foreign concession areas. In Shanghai, Chiang also cultivated ties with the criminal underworld dominated by the notorious Green Gang and its leader Du Yuesheng. In 1915, Chen Qimei, Sun Yat-sen's chief lieutenant, was assassinated…show more content…
Chiang decided not resist the coming Japanese invasion until he had completely crushed the communists, which was a decision that caused a lot of protests. To give the nation more moral calmness Chiang revived the state of cult to inculcate Confucian morals. ( Hideki Tojo was born in Kojimachi District, Tokyo, Japan to the Japanese Army infantry Lieutenant, which is now Lieutenant General. Hidenori Tojo real name when he was born was Eiku Tojo. ( On September 21, 1935, Tojo was assigned to the Kwantung Army as the head of its military police. Nicknamed Kamisori, or "Razor", he was known for his decisiveness. On December 1, 1935, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. During the February 21 incident, he stood against the rebels, and emerged the Army's leading political figure. On March 1, 1937, he became the chief of staff of the Kwantung Army. ( On October 16, 1941, Konoe resigned from his post as prime minister. ( Tōjō Hideki, soldier and statesman who was prime minister of Japan (1941–44) during most of the Pacific theatre portion of World War II and who was subsequently tried and executed for war crimes. ( Although Tôjô supported last-minute

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