Chiang led China in the Second Sino-Japanese War, during which Chiang's stature within China weakened, but his international prominence grew. Kai-Shek attempted to eradicate the Chinese Communists during the civil war (1927-1949), but ultimately failed, forcing his KMT government to escape to Taiwan, where he continued serving as the President of the Republic of China and Director-General of the KMT for the remainder of his life. Chiang Kai-shek was born in Xikou, a town that is approximately 20.5 miles (33.0 km) southwest of downtown Ningbo, in Fenghua County, Ningbo Prefecture, Zhejiang Province. However, his ancestral home, a concept important in Chinese society, was the town of Heqiao (å'æ©é®) in Yixing County, Wuxi Prefecture, Jiangsu Province (approximately 38 km or 24 miles southwest of downtown Wuxi, and 10 km (6 miles) from the shores of the famous Lake Tai). His father, Chiang Zhaocong, and mother, Wang Caiyu, were members of an upper to upper-middle-class family of salt merchants.
North Vietnam was to be under Chinese control, and the South would be under British control. However, in 1946 it was agreed that the French would be allowed to take over again. This led to a guerrilla war started by the Vietminh, against the French. The French were struggling to win this war, and found it even more difficult in 1949 when the Chinese decided to help the Vietminh after becoming communist under Mao Zedong, after the USA had spent $2 billion dollars supporting anti-communists. This was also the year in which the USSR exploded its own atom bomb, which meant the USA was no longer the only nuclear power.
To say the least, George Marshall had a vast influence over this country while he was in power. On September 1st 1939, the same day that Germany invaded Poland, George Marshall was appointed the army chief of staff by president Roosevelt. This promoted him from a one to a four star general. Although this was sudden and dramatic, so was the situation in Europe. Even before the attacks on Pearl Harbor and our direct involvement in world war two, Marshall called for military preparedness.
George Washington and Ronald Reagan, though from completely different times, demonstrated great strength, integrity, and wisdom throughout their lives and careers. President Washington helped form this great country and stood for freedom and was willing to die for it. President Reagan helped rebuild America and stood up against the Soviet Union and Communism. Both Presidents left their mark on the United States and ended their presidency with similar, yet very different farewell speeches. These speeches were the last addresses the presidents gave in office, and they spoke with incredible wisdom intending to leave America in good hands.
He would soon become known as a TrustBuster. Roosevelt used American power for American interests and was quoted as saying, “I am an American first and last. “ Although some historians argue that Roosevelt acted like a six-year-old throughout his presidency and that he didn’t think things through, ie “he thought with his hips”, one can admire the tremendous leadership qualities that Teddy Roosevelt had. First, he was a very bold man who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. The average citizen was aware of what a “positive, warm and tough, authoritative and funny” president that they had leading them.
He became a colonel in 1918 and received wide military recognition for his handling of troops and equipment during the Saint Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne operations. From 1919 to 1924 he was aide to the U.S. commander in chief, General John Pershing, and during the next three years he saw service in China. Marshall taught in various army schools and organizations from 1927 to 1936, when he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. In 1939 Marshall was appointed U.S. army chief of staff with the rank of general. He directed U.S. preparations for war over two years, and after the nation's entry into World War II in December 1941, he was chiefly responsible for the training, organization, and deployment of U.S. troops in all sectors of the fighting, and for the appointment of commanders in all major operations.
Many men deserted the army, but miraculously Washington was able to show courage and bravery in order to keep his army together. With his sheer will and determination, “the soldiers felt perfect confidence in the wise leadership of the Commander in Chief, and his splendid courage, foresight, and marvelous ability to endure won the final liberty of the long-suffering Colonies” (“George Washington: The Commander In Chief”). Finally, under his rule and his valor, the army captured British soldiers at Yorktown, Virginia. “Washington was declared a national hero” (“George Washington”). Washington not only exhibited amazing courage in battles, but he also showed deep courage in simply becoming president.
That being the farme... ... middle of paper ... ...as still a trait all leaders should have which is what made him such an admirable one. Though he was a very headstrong president and many times took to his own view opposing others he still had a close group of advisors that he would confide in. Roosevelt’s time in office was unfortunately marked with some of the most trying times in American history. Being able to have a team to back up his opinions and confidence not only helped him but also helped the American people get through those trying times. In 1921, which was twelve years prior to him becoming president his contracted polio.
He’s remembered in history for many ways. He’s remembered for his non-stop career as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, nobel laureate historian, and combat veteran. He’s contributed to the British nation by helping them believe they can defeat Germany in the Battle of the Britain. Churchill has given his people hope that they will succeed and be ok in both wars. Winston will always be remembered for his literature, nationalism, and amazing
After serving as chief of police affairs of the Kwantung army (the Japanese army in China), he became its chief of staff in 1937. He was appointed vice minister of war in May 1938 and director of military aviation in December. In July 1940, as minister of war, he drafted new mobilization plans that strained diplomatic relations with the United States. .In October 1941 he became premier and took the portfolios of war, education, and commerce and industry. Tojo was a virtual dictator from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941, until his resignation from the government on July 19, 1944, as a result of the American victory at Saipan on July 9.