The Chinese Nationalist Party governed most of mainland China from 1928 to 1949. Led by Chiang Kai-shek, the nationalists lost control of China to communist forces under Mao Tse-tung in 1949. After the communist victory, approximately two million Chinese nationalists evacuated to the island of Taiwan. Along with British forces, nationalist Chinese troops occupied portions of Vietnam immediately after World War II.
The Japanese conquest of the Chinese city occurred will before the acknowledged beginning of World War II. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.