Soviet advisors and the kuomintang's strategy of military construction in 1920s

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The article considers the policy, conducted by Soviet military advisers of Sun Yat-sen's Kuomintang government in South China in the field of military construction in 1920s. In the author's opinion, the advisers dogmatically followed, on the one hand, the Comintern's directives to communists to gain the dominant position in national revolutionary movements in the East, on the other hand, the experience of the Civil War in Russia: they were making attempts with the control over military schools to subordinate unreliable, semi-independent troops, which supported Sun Yat-sen. Their dogmatism and Moscow's aid were used by Ch'iang Kai-shek (Jiang Jieshi), who under a mask of «training units» formed the military basis of the future Kuomintang state.

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A G Yurkevich

Russian Peoples' Friendship University

Кафедра истории философииФакультет гуманитарных и социальных наук; Российский университет дружбы народов; Russian Peoples' Friendship University

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