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Chiang Kai-shek (1887)

After the Qing dynasty was overthrown and a republic established in China, Chiang joined the Kuomintang (KMT)—the Nationalist Party—and rose through the ranks to become commander in chief of the revolutionary army and eventual successor to leader Sun Yat-sen. Under Chiang's direction, the KMT broke with its former allies, the Communists, and began a protracted civil war. Despite some initial success, Chiang ultimately failed, and his government was driven from mainland China to where? More...
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Answer to the question:

He fled to what was then known as Formosa, and now known as Taiwan, unless you are from China and then it's Chinese Taipai.

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The only antidote to communism, yet extremely cruel himself.
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In 1946, civil war broke out between the KMT and the Communists. In 1949, the Communists were victorious, establishing the People's Republic of China. Chiang and the remaining KMT forces fled to the island of Taiwan. There Chiang established a government in exile which he led for the next 25 years. This government continued to be recognised by many countries as the legitimate government of China, and Taiwan controlled China's seat in the United Nations until the end of Chiang's life. He died on 5 April 1975.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/chiang_kaishek.shtml
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monamagda wrote:
In 1946, civil war broke out between the KMT and the Communists. In 1949, the Communists were victorious, establishing the People's Republic of China. Chiang and the remaining KMT forces fled to the island of Taiwan. There Chiang established a government in exile which he led for the next 25 years. This government continued to be recognised by many countries as the legitimate government of China, and Taiwan controlled China's seat in the United Nations until the end of Chiang's life. He died on 5 April 1975.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/chiang_kaishek.shtml



In a Security Council meeting on Feb. 9, 1971, Somalia objected to the credentials of the representative of Republic of China as China representation, and ROC and the United States responded that the question of China's representation should not be dealt with in the Security Council.[38][39] On October 25, 1971, Resolution 2758 was passed by the General Assembly with 76 countries supporting, 35 countries opposing, 17 countries abstaining, and 3 countries non-voting, withdrawing recognition of the representatives of Chiang Kai-shek as the legitimate representative of China, and recognizing the Government of PRC as the only legitimate representative of China to the United Nations.[40] At a Security Council meeting on November 23, 1971, after the General Assembly passed Resolution 2758, the President of the Council and the other representatives made statements welcoming the representatives of the People's Republic of China. The ROC lost not only its Security Council seat, but any representation in the UN.

Except from "China and the United Nations"
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Gary98 wrote:
monamagda wrote:
In 1946, civil war broke out between the KMT and the Communists. In 1949, the Communists were victorious, establishing the People's Republic of China. Chiang and the remaining KMT forces fled to the island of Taiwan. There Chiang established a government in exile which he led for the next 25 years. This government continued to be recognised by many countries as the legitimate government of China, and Taiwan controlled China's seat in the United Nations until the end of Chiang's life. He died on 5 April 1975.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/chiang_kaishek.shtml



In a Security Council meeting on Feb. 9, 1971, Somalia objected to the credentials of the representative of Republic of China as China representation, and ROC and the United States responded that the question of China's representation should not be dealt with in the Security Council.[38][39] On October 25, 1971,. Resolution 2758 was passed by the General Assembly with 76 countries supporting, 35 countries opposing, 17 countries abstaining, and 3 countries non-voting, withdrawing recognition of the representatives of Chiang Kai-shek as the legitimate representative of China, and recognizing the Government of PRC as the only legitimate representative of China to the United Nations.[40] At a Security Council meeting on November 23, 1971, after the General Assembly passed Resolution 2758, the President of the Council and the other representatives made statements welcoming the representatives of the People's Republic of China. The ROC lost not only its Security Council seat, but any representation in the UN.

Except from "China and the United Nations"
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the cards were stacked against his government
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Excellent read and his loss of power to the communists was inevitable as surly as the same fate lies in wait for the arrogant Republicans in the U.S., as they constantly attempt to rape the working class in order to live like the monarchs' of old....
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monamagda wrote:
In 1946, civil war broke out between the KMT and the Communists. In 1949, the Communists were victorious, establishing the People's Republic of China. Chiang and the remaining KMT forces fled to the island of Taiwan. There Chiang established a government in exile which he led for the next 25 years. This government continued to be recognised by many countries as the legitimate government of China, and Taiwan controlled China's seat in the United Nations until the end of Chiang's life. He died on 5 April 1975.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/chiang_kaishek.shtml


Monamagda:

It wasn't called Taiwan back in 1946, it was known as Formosa. Much like Guangzhou was known as Canton for many years. Just FYI.


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Having been in China since 2007 I have found it very interesting to see the changes in Taiwan - Mainland China relations (otherwise known as cross-strait relations). When I came in 2007 you could not fly directly from Beijing to Taiwan. You would have to fly first to Hong Kong then to Taiwan. After the 2008 Olympics things began to change and soon Mainland Chinese could fly directly to Taiwan as long as they were part of a recognized tour group. Then about 3 years ago Mainland Chinese could fly to Taiwan without having to be part of group. The improved relations have been interesting to watch and there's been talk about reunification in the near future. It could happen, something I never thought possible in my lifetime.



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