Chiang Kai Shek, who started out as a military leader, built an enormous legacy that tied around both 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 the military career. During his study at the Imperial Japanese Army Academy, he devoted most of his time to studying 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
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After following Sun and rising to become the military leader, Chiang was able to pick up a lot 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 dies before accomplishing the goal, Chiang himself took on the quest to complete it. Meissner of Marquette University 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 succeeds in finishing Sun’s desire to reunify China by defeating the northern warlords, thus regaining all the territories. Not only reunifying the country he also gaining supporters and acquaintances to rule and help through difficulties as Chiang faces governing the country. Chiang Kai Shek uses his skills to understand his enemies and uses all of his available resources to fight against them and protect China.
Chiang Kai Shek was close to a victory over the communist party if the U.S. did not end the supports due to some internal problems. During the civil war, there were conflicts between Chiang and Joseph Warren Stilwell, a