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By Andy Wilder, Riley Newell, David Morgenstern, and Justin Martin Fleming 2-17-05 Period 4/5
What role did Sun Yet-sen play in the collapse of the Qing dynasty, and what were his goals for China?
During the late 1800's and early 1900's, even the empress Dowager, who hated reforms was forced to embrace them. This created social upheaval, Sun Yet-sen, a young radical, formed the Revived China Society in the last decade of the 19th century. Sun was educated in Hawaii; he had a convention in Tokyo (1905) in which he united radical groups from across China into the so called "Revolutionary Alliance" also known as Tongmenghui or T'ung Meng Hui.
"Three People's Principles" are as follows 1. Nationalism (Kill Manchus) 2. Democracy 3. People's livelihood He LOVED the number 3 The three stage process 1. Military Takeover 2. Something the book doesn't list 3. Constitutional Democracy
The inexperienced organization would benefit from discontent of citizens October 1911, they revolted in Wuhan in Central China. While Sun was visiting America, the group lacked leadership. Sun returned but his party was too weak for an effective revolution. So, he bribed General Yuan Shikai who was ordered to suppress the rebellion. Ended previous Manchu dynasty
The Revolutionary Alliance was aimed for middle class to be the foundation. The middle class in China was too small and few even participated which caused them to fail to make a good government.
Sun Yet-sen destroyed the old government but could not create a replacement government.