Foreign relations: China

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In 1911, there was a revolution in China and the Emperor was overthrown

  • Following this, individual warlords controlled China
  • In 1921, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was founded with support from Russia

Russia instructed the CCP to work with the Nationalists (GMD), led by Chiang Kai-shek, who represented the Chinese bourgeoisie. Stalin did this for 3 reasons:

  • He was suspicious of the independent interpretation of Marxist ideology developed by Chinese communists, which focused on the…


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