Chiang Kai Shek's Life and Accomplishments Essay

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Chiang Kai Shek, who started out as a military leader, built an enormous legacy that tied around China and Taiwan. Chiang was born on October 31, 1887, in a small town in Zhejiang province, China. Though, his father died when he was young, it did not affect him. He continued to pursue in his military career. During his study at the Imperial Japanese Army Academy, he devoted most of his time to study the work of Sun Yat Sen, who was the leader of the nationalist party (Kuomintang) in China. After finishing his military training he joined the Kuomintang, where he worked under Sun. Sun sent Chiang to Moscow for further military training and appointed him to lead the Whampoa Military Academy. Soon, after Sun died in 1925, Chiang took over …show more content…
He was in power for 20 years in China, using his advantageous skills. After following Sun and getting military training from USSR and Japan, Chiang rise to become a military leader and was able to pick up lots of skills from his role model. According to Professor Daniel J. Meissner, “Chiang advocated a strong military and a centralized government that would reunify and stabilize China.” During that early period in the 1920s, there were still warlords ruling in Mainland China. It was Sun and Chiang’s goal to reunify China even though Sun died before accomplishing the goal; Chiang then took on the quest himself to complete it. Meissner states in the same article,
Chiang managed to make significant progress in achieving his hero Sun's goal of reunifying China. Yet he also had to pacify more conservative members of the KMT who, like him, disliked the Communists and wanted them out of the party.
Chiang succeeded in finishing Sun’s desire to reunify China as they defeated the northern Warlords, thus regained all the territories. Not only did he defeat the last of the Warlords and reunified the country, he also gained supporters and acquaintances to the Nationalist Party. While the supporters increased, Chiang gained help through difficulties as he faced governing the country. Chiang also used his skills to understand his enemies and used all of his available resources to fight against them and protect China.
Chiang Kai Shek was on the verge to a

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