Accession Number : ADA601601


Title :   Western Influence on the Chinese National Revolutionary Army from 1925 to 1937


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Nasca, David S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601601.pdf


Report Date : 19 Apr 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : The Chinese National Revolutionary Army allowed the Republic of China to unify the country by destroying the power of the warlords during the Northern Expedition from 1926 to 1928 and was later instrumental in resisting the Japanese during the Second Sino-Japanese War from 1937 to 1945. The success of the Chinese National Revolutionary Army was because of the influence of first Soviet and later German military assistance from 1925 to 1937. Through the help of the Soviet Union and Germany, the Chinese National Revolutionary Army was able to transform itself into a modern military force and propel the Republic of China into a major power in the international system during the first half of the 20th century. This paper examines the level of assistance provided by both the Soviet Union and Germany in terms of training, supplies, and industrial development as well as the impact they had in influencing the Chinese National Revolutionary Army's capabilities.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY HISTORY , CHINA , GERMANY , JAPAN , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MILITARY MODERNIZATION


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE