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Why did China experience political turmoil from 1911 to 1927

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Why did China experience political turmoil from 1911 to 1927? There were many reasons why China slipped into political instability or turmoil between 1911 and 19287. There reasons include the questionable leadership of Yuan Shih Kai, the presence of the warlords, the One of the reasons was that questionable leadership of Yuan Shih Kai. When Yuan took over control from Sun Yat Sen as the President, he tried to revert to the monarchical system of rule. From 1912 until 1915, he ruled as a military dictator with the support of the army. ...read more.


Hence, Yuan's questionable leadership and death enabled many political factions to jostle for power in China. This explains why China was in political instability and turmoil during this time. Another reason was that China was divided by the presence of the warlords. When Yuan died, the warlords, who were evenly powerful, assumed control in their region. China became fragments of territories ruled by the warlords. Anarchy became prevalent throughout this period because many of these warlords did not have the capability to unite or stabilize China. ...read more.


This caused the Chinese to stage protest movements, such as the May Fourth Movement. All caused the people to be politically-charged and this created more political chaos in China. Last but not least, China experienced political chaos because there was an absence of a strong political party or leadership. The 1911 revolution established China as a republic. However, this was not lead an establishment of a strong government. As mentioned earlier, Yuan's leadership was questionable and his death created a political vacuum in China. For over eleven years, China became a country without a government. Strong political parties were not forthcoming or militarily strong enough to provide leadership. Hence, this is another reason why China experienced political turmoil. ...read more.

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