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Nanjing Nationalist Government
(3,700 words)

1. Establishment

From its power base in Guangzhou, where in July 1925 the headquarters of the United Front between the Guomindang (GMD) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had been transformed into the Chinese National Government (Zhonghua minguo guomin zhengfu), the National Revolutionary Army under the general command of Chiang Kaishek launched its Northern Expedition in order to unify the country. In the course of the …

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Merker, Peter, “Nanjing Nationalist Government”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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