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Despite a professed focus on reform, Chiang’s government concentrated on battling Communism within China as well as confronting Japanese aggression.
When the Allies declared war on Japan in 1941, China took its place among the Big Four.
When uprisings against the ruling Qing (Manchu) dynasty broke out in China in 1911, Chiang returned home and joined the struggle, which ended in the overthrow of the Manchus and the formation of a Chinese republic.
In 1918, he joined the Nationalist Party (known as the Kuomintang, or KMT), founded by Sun Yat-sen.
In 1918 he reentered public life by joining , or Kuomintang.
Thus began the close association with Sun on which Chiang was to build his power.
From 1909 to 1911 he served in the Japanese army, whose Spartan ideals he admired and adopted.
More influential were the youthful compatriots he met in Tokyo; plotting to rid China of the Qing (Manchu) dynasty, they converted Chiang to republicanism and made him a revolutionary.
Chiang Kai-shek was socially conservative, promoting traditional Chinese culture in the New Life Movement, and rejecting both western democracy and Sun's nationalist democratic socialism in favour of an authoritarian government.
Chiang Kai-shek was a Chinese military and political leader who led the Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) for five decades and was head of state of the Chinese Nationalist government between 19.