The Nanking government was organized under Kuomintang rule in a form unique among modern states.
In the meantime, the Communists maintained their separate party organization within the Kuomintang.
The Kuomintang had relegated themselves to the occupancy of the least important branch of the government.
Half of China was now under Kuomintang dominion, which operated through a council form of government.16 Then came the schism.
Without the benefit of Russian advice, the Kuomintang might have become a political sect with long-range plans.
As to the old Chinese social and political experience, the Kuomintang stressed study of China's past.
Fortunately for their cause, the Kuomintang leaders were willing to learn and the Russians willing to teach.
In October, 1923, a plan was drawn up for the reorganization of the Kuomintang, with the advice of Borodin.
The Kuomintang leaders, on the other hand, had every reason to feel aggrieved at the Communists.
The Japanese invasions culminating in open war made impossible the immediate abrogation of Kuomintang party dictatorship.
1912, Chinese nationalist party founded by Sun Yat-Sen, led after 1925 by Chiang Kai-Shek; from kuo "nation, nationalist" + min "people" + tang "party."
A Chinese nationalist (see nationalism) political party founded by Sun Yat-sen, which gained control of China in the early twentieth century. Later, under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek, it was defeated by the Chinese communists and became the ruling party of Taiwan, the island to which Chiang and his supporters had fled.